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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

Georgia sheriff has triple lottery wins
Fayette County Sheriff Randall Johnson is lucky on the draw but not in the sense of an Old West lawman.Johnson picked five of the six numbers in the June 29 Mega Millions lottery drawing and won $175,000.The next day, he returned to the same convenience store and bought two of the Georgia Lottery's Cash 4 tickets. This time, he won a total of $5,400.Johnson didn't have much to say about his good fortune. It feels good, he was quoted as saying in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday.He to ...
Jul 16, 2004, 8:01 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia lottery sales up
Lottery sales increase $100 million from previous yearRevenue from the Georgia Lottery increased more than $100 million in the year ending June 30 - the ninth sales record since the games began in 1993.Officials said the lottery, which funds the HOPE scholarships and other educational programs, had sales of $2.71 billion last fiscal year, up 4 percent from the $2.6 billion the previous year.The proceeds yielded $782 million for HOPE and pre-kindergarten programs, a $31 million increase from the ...
Jul 15, 2004, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia Lottery to Drop Change Game
Apparently, Georgians don't have as much change to spare as lottery officials had hoped.The Change Game - a Georgia Lottery contest that lets people wager their spare coins on several daily drawings - will be discontinued at the end of this month, officials said Tuesday. The Georgia Lottery Corporation is constantly evaluating our products, our games, said spokesman J.B. Landroche. It was determined that the Change Game was not a good fit for the Georgia Lottery's line of products. Landroche s ...
Jun 23, 2004, 7:05 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia Lottery HOPE bill adds $4.5 million for schools
While legislators devised a way to say millions of dollars in the HOPE scholarship program, they added a cost of $4.5 million that will benefit students who attend private schools part-time.The annual $1,500 scholarships will go for the first time to about 3,000 students taking six to 11 credit hours each semester, according to state estimates.Some legislators who voted for the HOPE funding package, which was approved by the Legislature but has not yet been signed by Gov. Sonny Perdue, say they ...
May 12, 2004, 6:43 am - Lottery News forum