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Georgia Lottery winner roundup (Dec. 2007)
Some of the big wins Georgia Lottery players have claimed in the past month. Lawrenceville man redeems Win for Life ticket worth $52,000 A Lawrenceville man is celebrating a lottery win after checking a ticket he purchased two months ago. Garth Cole, 46, matched all six winning numbers in the Oct. 24 Win for Life drawing and won $1,000 a week for a year. Shell Food Mart, 1095 Duluth Highway in Lawrenceville, sold the winning Quik Pik ticket. Winning numbers from the Oct. 24 Win for Li ...
Dec 16, 2007, 4:14 pm - Lottery News forum

Georgia Lottery bonuses stir lawmakers into action
The Georgia Lottery board's decision to hand out nearly $3 million in bonuses to employees this year has lawmakers vowing to put new controls on the corporation. Senate Majority Whip Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) filed legislation Friday that would give lawmakers appointments to the Lottery Corp. board. Currently, the governor appoints the board. His bill, which will be considered during the 2008 session, also would mandate that all Lottery Corp. spending, including employee bonuses, be appro ...
Dec 14, 2007, 10:54 pm - Lottery News forum

Newspaper criticizes Georgia Lottery bonuses
Lottery job a big win for execs who earn fat bonuses By Maureen Downey, AJC editorial board Dec. 6, 2007 The Georgia Lottery Corp. pitches its Win for Life game as The Game That Offers a Lifetime of Security, a slogan that might also describe a job with the lottery. Equal Time: Lottery bonuses are deserved With $3 million in bonuses handed out this year, lucky employees who end up at the Georgia Lottery have won The Career That Offers a Lifetime of Security. Georgia Lottery ...
Dec 6, 2007, 7:54 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia Lottery Chairman defends bonuses
Lottery bonuses are deserved Incentives good business practice By Tony Campbell, Board Chairman of the Georgia Lottery Corporation Dec. 6, 2007 I am dismayed at the public criticism of an extraordinarily successful organization that has achieved record results and contributed record amounts to the HOPE scholarship and pre-kindergarten programs. Equal Time: Lottery job a big win for execs who earn fat bonuses The Georgia Lottery Corp.'s results have far exceeded expectations. As ...
Dec 6, 2007, 7:54 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia lawmakers question lottery bonuses
Top Georgia Republicans are calling for a review of the bonuses awarded to Georgia Lottery officials. Georgia Lottery President Margaret DeFrancisco and her employees collected nearly $3 million dollars in bonuses this year, a sum that has mystified Georgia legislators who three years ago tightened requirements for the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship. House Higher Education Committee Chair Bill Hembree called the figures insane and Senate Majority Whip Mitch Seabaugh said he wanted to re ...
Dec 3, 2007, 8:38 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery no game for Tennessee executive
Standing recently in Neyland Stadium with roaring University of Tennessee football fans, Rebecca Paul Hargrove, the highflying impresario of legalized gambling, proudly waved a symbolic check for a billion dollars. The moment, captured on jumbo screens across the stadium, was among the countless plugs for the fund-raising prowess of Tennessee's lottery, which Hargrove started four years ago. As lottery executives go, few can claim her knack for seizing the spotlight. No matter the occasion, H ...
Nov 23, 2007, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia lottery winner roundup
Some of the big wins Georgia lottery players have claimed in the past couple of weeks. McDonough man tunes holidays with $750,000 A McDonough, Georgia, man can celebrate the holiday season this year with a dash of $750,000 in lottery winnings. Ronnie Joyce, 61, played the holiday-themed Georgia Lottery instant game Jingle Jumbo Bucks and won a top prize. On his way home from a hunting trip with his wife, Ann, Joyce stopped at BP Food Mart, 194 Keys Ferry St. in McDonough, and purchase ...
Nov 12, 2007, 12:55 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery competition between two border states
A close look at the Georgia and Tennessee Lotteries University of Georgia demographer exemplifies general lack of understanding; buys into lottery myth: There aren't people in Brooks Brothers suits holding briefcases standing in line for tickets. Bob Kilgore lives in Jasper, Tenn., but he regularly buys lottery tickets in neighboring Georgia. I started playing the lottery in Georgia when it started (in 1993), and I've just kept buying most of my tickets in Georgia, Mr. Kilgore sai ...
Oct 5, 2007, 2:10 pm - Lottery News forum

Is the lottery shortchanging schools?
According to the North American Assoc. of State and Provincial Lotteries, 42 states and the District of Columbia run lotteries, and more than half claim the games boost funding for education. But CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian found that lotteries aren't exactly providing a windfall for schools. If you listen to state lottery ads, we're supposed to believe that all the numbers are supposedly adding up to more and more money for education. Lotteries help, but n ...
Sep 19, 2007, 12:38 pm - Lottery News forum

Thieves burn store, steal lottery tickets
Latest in string of lottery ticket thefts The boarded up windows at John Patel's convenience store hide the damage within. These people, I don't know what to think about them, Patel said of the people who set his business on fire. They're mentally sick, I think. Why they did the fire, I don't understand. Early Monday morning, two men broke into Patel's store on Dean Street in Rome, Georgia, stole at least 30 rolls of scratch off lottery tickets, then set a fire in an attempt to cov ...
Sep 5, 2007, 9:50 am - Lottery News forum