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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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

Georgia Lottery sales take a dip during quarter
The Georgia Lottery, which posted record-breaking sales last year, ended the first quarter of the new budget year with a sales decline of $5 million compared with the same quarter a year ago.Despite the slower ticket sales, lottery officials said there will be no impact on any of the educational programs underwritten by the games, such as the popular HOPE scholarship program, which pays college costs for students with above-average grades and technical school costs for others.In fact, the state ...
Oct 18, 2004, 8:05 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia Lottery executives get $560,000 in bonuses
Executives of the Georgia Lottery Corp. received more than $559,000 in bonuses after registering another record sales year, even though the Legislature voted to cut benefits under lottery-funded HOPE scholarships.The $559,623 in bonuses was approved by the lottery board July 22, board chairman Barbara Dooley said.It was less than the $587,000 given out in 2003 because the senior staff shrank by two and a half-year bonus for the new chief executive was slightly less than half the $210,000 full-ye ...
Aug 13, 2004, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum