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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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

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