Georgia Lottery launches talent search

Dec 21, 2007, 3:55 pm (8 comments)

Georgia Lottery

The Georgia Lottery Corporation is searching for a new host/spokesperson for its daily televised drawings and to make special appearances around the state.

To find that special person, the Georgia Lottery has planned an American Idol-like audition at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta on January 7, 2008.

The Georgia Lottery Corporation will provide a broadcast pavilion for media partners to broadcast live from the auditions.

The lottery will audition the first 4,500 online registrants and conduct a random drawing, of all remaining online registrants, for an additional 100 audition slots. A total of 4,600 registrants will have the opportunity to audition.

Interested registrants will be required to complete an online registration form between December 20, 2007 and January 2, 2008 at 5 p.m. EST. Electronic online registration forms may be submitted at www.galotterytalentsearch.com. Upon successful completion and submission of this online registration, entrants will receive an automatic reply via e-mail, confirming audition time and location.

The Georgia Lottery Corporation host/spokesperson is a unique role of a talent who brings excitement and energy to the daily televised drawings. This is an exciting opportunity that combines both on-air talent and special events hosting skills.

Interested registrants must be age 18 or older. For complete details, please visit www.galotterytalentsearch.com.

Lottery Post Staff

Comments

ThatScaryChick's avatarThatScaryChick

That would be neat to do. Too bad I'm not in that area. I might have tried out.

chasingadream's avatarchasingadream

i would give it a try ....but I don't think the person will be able to play lottery. I couldn't have a job that doesn't allow me to play lottery......although it would be cool to be that close to the ball machines

dumars798's avatardumars798

Quote: Originally posted by chasingadream on Dec 22, 2007

i would give it a try ....but I don't think the person will be able to play lottery. I couldn't have a job that doesn't allow me to play lottery......although it would be cool to be that close to the ball machines

 I Agree 





LckyLary

This story has been up top for the longest time....if they don't find someone soon then I suggest have a cyborg as the host or go to <cringe> computerized drawings. In nj the midday drawings just have a disembodied voice announcing the numbers as they are automatically drawn by the ball machines. I prefer that situation over a human hitting the buttons or computerization.

Also the person probably couldn't play Georgia lottery but what about in other States, or what about Mega Millions which is Multistate but drawn in Georgia? And what would stop them from having someone play for them on their behalf?

justxploring's avatarjustxploring

I guess I'm watching too many of those reality shows like American Idol & Dancing With the Stars, etc.  The first thing that came to mind with headlines like Georgia Lottery launches talent search.... I was imagining people standing on stage in front of 3 judges showing their scratching abilities or competing to see how long they could hold a numbered ball while smiling.

Captain Lotto's avatarCaptain Lotto

Based on the publicity release, they do appear to be planning some kind of show based on the tryouts... they must be planning on pushing some buttons during auditions.

Let me... entertain you...

justxploring's avatarjustxploring

Quote: Originally posted by Captain Lotto on Dec 26, 2007

Based on the publicity release, they do appear to be planning some kind of show based on the tryouts... they must be planning on pushing some buttons during auditions.

Let me... entertain you...

You're right - sorry.  Duh.    Anyone see my brain running around?    Twitch  So maybe they need to hire the people on Sesame Street.   I haven't seen it is a very long time, but don't they announce letters and numbers?  So they could announce SIX and then show 6 little kittens and TWENTY-FIVE and show 25 baby robins. 

LckyLary

The person "drawing" the numbers at least in nj they don't get to hold anything except a microphone, except when the machine malfunctions and they have to reach in and look the other way while fishing around for the next ball (yes, this happened). Otherwise the only thing they need is good looks and clear annunciation and a cheesy grin to the point they look like they're overjoyed that they watched a "7" come up when you had played a "1". For the nj midday they only show the ball machines and a disembodied voice (one is difficult to understand) to announce the numbers. They can get away with it because the Pick3/Pick4 machines are less likely to get stuck. It would be a real riot if they ever have a computerized drawing but with a human announcing the numbers!

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