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Georgia House to vote on Internet lottery bill tomorrow
What if people could play the Georgia Lottery on the Internet, setting up electronic accounts and having the computer automatically play their favorite numbers?State House members like the sound of that proposal, expecting lottery revenues would spike, and they've scheduled a Thursday vote on the bill.There's just one snag lottery officials say it would probably violate federal gaming rules. Several states have eyed online lotteries, but none has adopted one yet.The bill would allow lottery play
Mar 10, 2005, 9:36 am - Lottery News

Georgia Lottery looks to install kiosks at airport
About 84 million people pass through the Atlanta airport each year, and another 55,000 work there. But if they want to buy Georgia lottery tickets, they're out of luck.Gov. Sonny Perdue and the Georgia Lottery Corp. hope to change that by opening a lottery kiosk in the main terminal of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Other airport locations could follow.Lottery officials are in talks with airport General Manager Ben DeCosta, who said he's open to the idea. If we can make sure it work
Mar 8, 2005, 9:00 am - Lottery News

New Georgia lottery scratch game popular with players
Frank Stone of Phenix City was sitting at a counter Thursday morning inside the Spectrum across from the Columbus Civic Center.He had a cigarette tucked tightly between the middle and ring fingers of his right hand. He had a silver coin in the same hand. And he was scratching away at the silver film on the oversized lottery card.Stone was playing the $100 Million Cash Spectacular, a new game offered by the Georgia Lottery Corp. It gets to you, Stone said. It seems like you have more chances of
Feb 28, 2005, 10:47 am - Lottery News

Georgia Lottery mistake gives players extra chance to win
Georgia lottery players have an extra chance to win Fantasy Five, due to a mistake made by lottery officials during the drawing.An internal audit, conducted as a normal course of business, revealed that one of the 39 numbered lottery balls was not placed into the drawing machine last Friday.As a result, the Georgia Lottery is honoring all winning tickets from Feb. 11th, and a bonus drawing will be held to make up for the mistake.Lottery President and Chief Executive Officer Margaret DeFrancisco
Feb 17, 2005, 7:52 am - Lottery News

Georgia Lottery Scratch Games' Empty Promises
Most players know the odds of getting rich from the Georgia Lottery are slim, but a recent investigation found you have no chance of winning the top cash prize when you play some scratch-off games.One of those games is 5 Karat Gold, a $1 instant game. Records from the Georgia Lottery show the game has no top prizes left because they were all claimed by mid-November.If I already knew that, then there's no way I'd buy this ticket, said player Brian Wright. That would be a false investment. Additio
Feb 15, 2005, 11:31 am - Lottery News

Georgia Republican proposes online lottery bill
A bill in the Georgia Legislature would start the nation's first online lottery.State Representative Terry Barnard -- a Glennville Republican -- introduced the bill Tuesday.It would allow people to set up online accounts to buy lottery tickets and remove the cash-only requirements for lottery sales.Barnard suggested the same bill last year, but it stalled amid legal concerns and opposition from convenience stores.The bill is opposed by Democrats, including Minority Leader DuBose Porter.
Feb 10, 2005, 2:33 pm - Lottery News

Georgia Lottery Unveils New Game
$100 Million Cash Spectacular Features $1 Million Top Prize, Biggest Statewide Promotion and Highest Payout Percentage in Georgia Lottery HistoryThe Georgia Lottery Corporation (GLC) yesterday announced the launch of $100 Million Cash Spectacular, a new instant game with 10 $1 million top prizes and the highest payout percentage in GLC history. GLC President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco unveiled the new game in a press conference at Philips Arena.Atlanta business leaders Michael Gearon and Ruthe
Feb 2, 2005, 1:57 pm - Lottery News

For Mega Millions lottery winners, $130 million is surreal
James F. Jones went to bed Tuesday night worried about normal things.He had a grandkid who needed minor dental surgery the next day, which had his wife Margaret anxious. The 55-year-old auto mechanic also thought about the trucks and cars brought in to his repair shop this week. And somewhere in the back of his mind, he thought about his pet project: restoring his 1964 baby-blue Chevy Nova. He needed a $300 part for the clutch that he just couldn't afford right now.He woke up at 6 a.m. Wednesday
Jan 21, 2005, 4:15 pm - Lottery News

Georgia couple has $130 million Mega Millions lottery ticket
A couple that lives just outside Washington, Georgia says they have the winning Mega Millions ticket, which is worth $130 million.James F. Jones said that his wife, Margaret, bought the ticket on Tuesday. She played the same numbers she has played for years, he said. We're just glad the good Lord gave it to us and we plan to put it to good use, Margaret Jones said Wednesday night from her home as her family gathered to celebrate.The Joneses, who own an automobile repair shop in Washington, sai
Jan 21, 2005, 10:24 am - Lottery News

Georgia lottery chief keeps education in the forefront
Margaret DeFrancisco's mind, like that of many corporate chieftains, is always in marketing mode. Focus groups, retail outlets, promotional buzz and creating new products occupy her thoughts.But DeFrancisco shoulders a responsibility that transcends that of the typical CEO. How she performs as president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corp. impacts how many college-bound teens will be able to afford higher learning and how many kids have access to pre-kindergarten.Parents, students and lawmaker
Dec 20, 2004, 8:37 am - Lottery News