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Georgia Lottery launches month-long promotion
The Georgia Lottery has launched October Spectacular , which offers free lottery tickets and increased payouts for four of its games.October Spectacular promotes one game per week during the month of October.This week, running from October 3rd until the 9th, Georgia players who buy at least five Mega Millions plays on one Mega Millions ticket will receive get one free Fantasy 5 Quick Pick ticket.The following week, October 10-16, winners of the Cash 3 game will receive a 20% increase on prize p
Oct 6, 2005, 1:06 pm - Lottery News

"Mr. Lucky" Wins Quarter-Million Dollars
Grady Weaver is so lucky that friends refer to him as Mr. Lucky. True to his name, Mr. Weaver recently won $250,000 playing Mega Millions.Mr. Weaver matched the first five winning numbers in the September 16 Mega Millions drawing and won a quarter-million dollars.The winning numbers for the Sept. 16 Mega Millions drawing were: 5-16-41-46-50 and the Gold Mega Ball was 1.Mr. Weaver and his wife will use a portion of the winnings to pay bills. They are still deciding what they will do with the r
Oct 6, 2005, 12:12 pm - Lottery News

Painter Hits it Big with $1 Million Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket
An Auburn, Ga., painter has won $1 million from a scratch-off ticket, Georgia Lottery officials said.Jefferson Shaw formally was presented an oversized check with his winnings by lottery officials on Wednesday.Shaw purchased the instant game $200 Million Cash Spectacular ticket last month at Big H Quick Mart in Lawrenceville. He won the game's top prize.Shaw said he scratched the ticket in the store and yelled, I just won a million dollars! The painter said he's still thinking about how to spen
Sep 29, 2005, 8:42 am - Lottery News

Georgia lottery players take 'Mega Road Trip'
Eleven lucky Georgia Lottery players boarded a flight on Monday to travel from the Peach State to the Golden State with the Georgia Lottery's Mega Road Trip promotion.As the Georgia Lottery Corporation continues to welcome California to Mega Millions, the Georgia Lottery has awarded 11 trips for two to California to see the Atlanta Braves play the San Francisco Giants.Georgia Lottery President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco and the Mega Millions Mega Ball mascot were at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta
Jul 20, 2005, 8:39 am - Lottery News

Georgia lottery bill would protect education funds
Ralph Reed, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, on Thursday endorsed Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's call for a state constitutional amendment that would prevent lottery money from being used for anything except HOPE college scholarships, pre-kindergarten classes and building up financial reserves. Competition to the lottery from surrounding states is increasing, revenues will level off over the long haul, and we need this measure to ensure long-term fiscal solvency, Reed said.Reed's on
Jul 1, 2005, 8:48 am - Lottery News

Georgia lottery ticket hits $9M Lotto South jackpot
A ticket sold in Georgia matched all six numbers in Saturday night's $9 million Lotto South drawing, lottery officials said Sunday.The Georgia Lottery's web site indicated the ticket was sold in Americus.The winning ticket matched the numbers 6, 7, 12, 13, 31 and 42.Thirty-three tickets matched five numbers to qualify for payouts of $896, and 1,925 had four numbers to entitle their owners to a payout of $60, officials said.Wednesday night's jackpot will be $2 million.
Jun 20, 2005, 2:06 pm - Lottery News

N.C. gets lottery advice from Georgia, Florida
Even as a gaming advocate, Steve Geller offers a bit of caution as North Carolina considers sanctioning a state lottery don't promise too much.Geller's home state of Florida has shipped $14 billion in lottery profits to a state education trust fund since the lottery's 1988 beginning.But it hasn't been nearly enough to escape the sort of criticisms that have come with lotteries nationwide, especially ones intended to help pay for education initiatives. It will help education, but it will never
Jun 6, 2005, 10:27 am - Lottery News

Georgia Lottery has best quarter ever
The Georgia Lottery had its strongest ticket sales ever during the past quarter, relieving concerns from state officials that slow sales would prove costly to the HOPE scholarship program.Lottery officials said yesterday that they sold $827 million worth of tickets during the third quarter of fiscal 2005 from January through March. For the first nine months of fiscal 2005, sales hit $2.15 billion, up 4.8 percent from the first three quarters of last year.Sales were particularly strong for inst
Apr 15, 2005, 10:06 am - Lottery News

Georgia Lottery's Million-Dollar Hoopla Set to Tip-Off
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 f
Mar 18, 2005, 7:03 am - Lottery News

Internet lottery sales one step closer in Georgia
Georgia took its first step towards allowing lottery players to purchase tickets over the Internet.The Georgia House approved a measure Thursday that would allow the Georgia Lottery to set up online accounts for Internet lottery ticket purchases. In this manner, players could use debit cards to instruct a computer to play their favorite numbers, without visiting a traditional retailer.Under the plan, players would go to an existing lottery retailer and fill out an application, where they'd have
Mar 14, 2005, 12:54 pm - Lottery News