The Georgia Lottery started selling lottery tickets in June 1993, and from the outset the purpose of the Georgia Lottery has been to ‘enhance educational funding’ in the state. Since the start of the Georgia Lottery over $11.5 billion has been raised to help the students of Georgia, and every Georgia Lottery ticket that is sold adds even more money to that already impressive total. Full Georgia Lottery results can be found here.
The Georgia Lottery Games
Georgia Lottery players have a very good range of games to choose from, including the two American multi-state lotteries Powerball and Mega Millions and dozens of instant win games. There are also four draw-based Georgia Lottery games that are played on a regular basis, as follows:
Win For Life – This Georgia Lottery game is played every Wednesday and Saturday. The Win For Life title refers to the fact that the top prize is $1,000 a week for life, and the second prize is $1,000 a week for a year. Georgia Lottery players have to choose 6 numbers from the range 1 to 42 and the odds of landing the jackpot are 1 in 5,245,786. The odds of winning any prize at all (there are seven prize tiers in all) are 1 in 21.
Fantasy 5 – The Fantasy 5 game is played daily, and Georgia Lottery players have to select 5 numbers from the range 1 to 39 and match all of them to win the jackpot, the size of which is dependent on the number of tickets sol d. Secondary prizes are paid to Georgia Lottery players who successfully match 4, 3, or 2 numbers. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 575,757 and the odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.77.
Cash 4 – Cash 4 is played twice a day, giving Georgia Lottery fans plenty of opportunities to win a range of cash prizes. Georgia Lottery players have to select a four digit number from 0000 to 9999 and there are 13 ways to play, with prizes varying according to the type of entry selected by the player. For example, if a Georgia Lottery player buys a straight entry and their four digit number matches the winning number exactly (meaning, in the right order) then their prize would be $5,000.
Cash 3 – This is another twice-daily game, and in many respects it is the same as Cash 4. The big difference here is that Georgia Lottery players have to select a three digit number from 000 to 999. There are nine different ways to play, and the prize for a winning straight entry is $500.
Whilst none of the four Georgia Lottery games highlighted here offer the kind of jackpots that can compete with the Mega Millions or Powerball games, all of them do offer plenty of excitement and have helped raise a lot of money for education. It is therefore a very safe bet that they will continue to be enjoyed by Georgia Lottery players for a long time to come.
More about the Georgia Lottery
Two $10k Wins For Georgia Lottery Player
For those of you who thought that a single significant win on a lottery was highly unlikely then the news that there were two $10k wins for a Georgia Lottery player will be a complete shock. However, the fact that this Georgia Lottery player had the two $10k wins is not the only part of the story that will raise eyebrows. Both of these wins were just two months apart with the first one coming in May on the Maximum Green Extra Chance Drawing.
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20th July 2011
Cash 4 bonus draw for Georgia Lottery
After a ball machine malfunctioned for the Friday midday draw of the Cash 4 lottery, it has been announced that there will be a Cash 4 bonus draw for the Georgia Lottery. The date of the Cash 4 bonus draw is yet to be announced after a machine failed to operate correctly for the Midday live draw and left many Georgia Lottery players wondering if they may have missed out. However, this announcement will please many of those who had tickets for this draw.
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6th June 2011
Easter win for Georgia Lottery player
If any of us thought there was no such thing as a lucky charm or lucky mascot then you might want to think again when you hear of the Easter win for one Georgia Lottery player. Betty Easter will certainly be thinking differently after the massive lottery wins she had over the Easter period, making her surname one of the luckiest in the state. This lucky player didn’t win just once on the Georgia Lottery but three times.
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27th April 2011
Lottery chief gets lifetime achievement award
The president and chief executive of the Georgia Lottery has been presented with a lifetime achievement award. Margaret R. DeFrancisco was given the 2011 Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony in New York on Wednesday.
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24th March 2011
Georgia Lottery player gets birthday surprise
A grandmother of four from Albany, Georgia, found she had quite a lot to celebrate last week. Not only did Marion Shewmake turn 62, she also won $152,989 on the lottery. While visiting The Oglethorpe Lounge in Albany, along with her husband Kenneth, Ms Shewmake decided to pick up a lottery ticket for the Fantasy 5 draw on March 8.
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17th March 2011