Georgia Lottery's Million-Dollar Hoopla Set to Tip-Off

Mar 18, 2005, 7:03 am (Post a comment)

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The Georgia Lottery Corporation's Million-Dollar Hoopla promotion is coming to the Gainesville District to give a lucky player the chance to win $1 million.

The Million-Dollar Hoopla Regional Qualifying Event for the Gainesville District will be held on Friday, March 18 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Tanger Outlet Center at Banks Crossing, located at 111 Tanger Dr. in Commerce.

"This is our biggest statewide promotion ever," said Georgia Lottery President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco. "The response from our players has been phenomenal, and we're thrilled that someone will have the chance to win $1 million."

Million-Dollar Hoopla is an exciting promotion held in conjunction withthe popular instant game $100 Million Cash Spectacular. Georgia Lottery players were able to enter a second chance drawing for the opportunity to win $1 million. From the second chance drawing, contestants were chosen to participate in 10 regional free throw basketball events around the state - including Friday's event in Commerce. The public is invited to cheer on contestants and to enjoy other entertainment and prizes. The contest segment of the event will begin at 6 p.m.

From the 10 regional events, the contestant who makes the highest number of free throws at each event will travel to Atlanta for the Grand Prize Million-Dollar Hoopla Event. One of the 10 lucky finalists will have a chance to win $1 million during the Grand Prize Million-DollarHoopla Event, which will be held at the Atlanta Hawks game on April 1.

$100 Million Cash Spectacular tickets went on sale on Feb. 1. The game and promotion were launched at Philips Arena with the support of Atlanta Hawks/Thrashers owners Michael Gearon and Rutherford Seydel along with former Hawks great Dominique Wilkins. After two exciting months, the promotional events will culminate at Philips Arena with the Grand Prize Million-Dollar Hoopla Event.

$100 Million Cash Spectacular has 10 $1 million top prizes and the highest payout percentage in Georgia Lottery history. Georgia Lottery players have the chance to win over $118 million in total cash prizes.

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