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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

Burglar wins lottery, but keeps day job
Carlos Sola decided to keep his job after he won a Georgia Lottery jackpot $1,000 a week for life.His occupation? Burglar.In April 2002, Sola was awaiting trial for stealing $40,000 in coins and jewelry from an Austell home when he hit it big in the Win For Life scratch-off game.Cobb County Superior Court Judge S. Lark Ingram took note of his good fortune and allowed a plea deal that included three years in prison, provided the first $40,000 of his winnings went to repay his victims.So when Sola ...
May 8, 2004, 2:00 pm - Lottery News forum

Georgia oversight committee looks into generous lottery perks
A legislative oversight committee began looking Thursday at the generous employment policies of the Georgia Lottery Corp., whose former director and three top aides collected almost $300,000 for vacation and sick days they were due but never used when they left the state to help start Tennessee's lottery.Rebecca Paul and three of her vice presidents took advantage of a policy which allows corporation employees to get paid for up to three years' worth of unused vacation time - 18 weeks - and for ...
May 7, 2004, 7:17 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia lottery sales continue setting records
Georgia lottery sales continued to set records during the first quarter of this year, easing worries that the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship may run dry.Lottery figures to be released Wednesday show a 6 percent growth rate in sales during the first three months of 2004 and a record pace for this fiscal year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.Through three quarters of the 12-month period ending June 30, sales are up more than $100 million compared with the same period last year, accordin ...
Apr 28, 2004, 7:40 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia to scale back lottery-funded HOPE program
The nation's most sweeping lottery-funded scholarship program was reined in Wednesday by Georgia lawmakers, who trimmed the popular HOPE scholarships out of fear they will soon cost more than lottery revenues can provide.The scholarships which cover books, fees and tuition for B students at state schools will get new qualification rules in response to warnings the program is growing out of control.The scholarships cost $21 million in 1993, the first year. This school year, the state expects to s ...
Apr 8, 2004, 6:02 am - Lottery News forum

Paul, 3 lottery executives paid $300,000 when they quit Georgia jobs
When Rebecca Paul quit her Georgia job last fall as the nation's highest-paid lottery director to become Tennessee's lottery chief, she left with one final perk a check for $125,139.The three lottery vice presidents she lured to Tennessee also cashed out when they left, collecting a total of $174,059.Paul and her lieutenants were beneficiaries of leave policies at the Georgia Lottery Corp. that are far more generous than those for any other state workers. Analysts say the policies are uncommon e ...
Apr 5, 2004, 3:59 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia benefits from huge Mega Millions jackpot
Extra Income Shoring Up HOPE ScholarshipGeorgia lottery players and residents of 10 other states will compete Friday night to win the Mega Millions jackpot, which stands at $222 million - the largest payday in the game's history.The drawing, which is usually broadcast live from the Midtown Atlanta studios of WSB-TV/Channel 2, will be held at Times Square in New York at 11 p.m.Lottery officials said the huge jackpot is good for the game, its players and the state. A record-breaking Mega Millions ...
Feb 20, 2004, 7:00 am - Lottery News forum