Georgia Lottery

The Georgia Lottery was formed in 1992 with the aim of raising money for education in the Peach State. Draws take place in Atlanta and exactly half of the $1 billion+ GA lottery income is paid out in prizes.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there have been some changes in the way you claim prizes in Georgia. You can find updates on our dedicated Coronavirus Lottery Updates page.

Georgia Lottery Drawing Schedule

Georgia has one of the widest ranges of games available in the USA, find out the days and times of each drawing:

Georgia Lottery Draw Schedule
Game Draw Days Draw Times* Ticket Sales Close At*
Powerball Wednesday & Saturday 10:59 PM 10:00 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 11:00 PM 10:45 PM
Cash4Life Daily 9:00 PM 8:45 PM
Jumbo Bucks Monday & Thursday 11:00 PM 10:45 PM
Fantasy 5 Daily 11:34 PM 10:45 PM
All or Nothing Daily 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM & 10:00 PM 9:45 AM, 1:45 PM, 5:45 PM & 9:45 PM
Cash 3 Daily 12:29 PM, 6:59 PM & 11:34 PM 12:00 PM, 6:50 PM & 10:45 PM
Cash 4 Daily 12:29 PM, 6:59 PM & 11:34 PM 12:00 PM, 6:50 PM & 10:45 PM
FIVE Daily 12:29 PM & 6:59 PM 12:00 PM & 6:50 PM
Cash Pop Daily 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 8:00 PM & 11:59 PM -
*Times are shown in ET. Georgia Lottery tickets are not on sale between 1:00 AM and 5:00 AM.

Game Information

Georgia is home to a number of different lottery games that offer big cash prizes to state residents.

Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Cash Match is a new game that has a starting jackpot of $1 million, with tickets costing $1 each. Players select six numbers from 1 to 47 or opt for a Quick Pick to have entries randomly generated for them.

Fantasy 5 is a daily game that costs just $1 per play. That's pretty good value for money, especially as you'll get a free Fantasy 5 ticket simply for matching two numbers! The jackpot starts at $125,000 and will roll over until someone matches all five numbers to take home the big prize. Players select five numbers from 1 to 42. Here are the odds of winning for each prize tier:

Match Prize Odds of Winning
Match 5 Jackpot 1 in 850,668
Match 4 Pari-mutuel (estimated $150) 1 in 4,598
Match 3 Pari-mutuel (estimated $10) 1 in 128
Match 2 Free Ticket 1 in 11
Odds of winning any Fantasy 5 prize are approximately 1 in 10.06

Want to increase your chances of winning a prize? You can pay an extra $1 to activate the eZmatch option. If your Fantasy 5 numbers match any of the selected eZmatch numbers, you'll snag up to $500 on the spot. You won't even have to wait until the draw to redeem your prize - the retailer will pay you your winnings and give you a replacement ticket for the Fantasy 5 draw.

All or Nothing holds drawings four times a day at 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM. The game has an interesting twist - you can win a top prize of $250,000 either by matching none or all of the 12 numbers drawn. Tickets cost $2 per game and all you need to do is select 12 numbers from 1 to 24 or have them randomly generated for you using the Quick Pick option. Here's what you could win:

Match Prize Odds of Winning
Match 12 $250,000 1 in 2,704,156
Match 11 $500 1 in 18,779
Match 10 $50 1 in 621
Match 9 $10 1 in 56
Match 8 $2 1 in 11
Match 7 No prize awarded N/A
Match 6 No prize awarded N/A
Match 5 No prize awarded N/A
Match 4 $2 1 in 11
Match 3 $10 1 in 56
Match 2 $50 1 in 621
Match 1 $500 1 in 18,779
Match 0 $250,000 1 in 2,704,156
Odds of winning any All or Nothing prize are 1 in 4.5. If seven or more ticket holders win the top prize in a drawing then a prize pool of $1.5 million will be split between the winners

Cash Pop has five drawings a day, seven days a week, and playing is as easy as picking a number from 1-15.

Cash 3 has three drawings per day for cash prizes and a variety of game types to keep things interesting.

Other Georgia Lottery games include Cash 4, Georgia 5 and KENO!

If you're not the waiting type, you can try out some of the instant games offered by the Georgia Lottery. All you have to do is choose a game, buy it and scratch off the top layer to see if you're a winner! Instant win prizes can rival those of regular lottery games, so they're well worth a try.

Claiming a Georgia Lottery Prize

Prizes of $600 or less can be redeemed at any authorized Georgia Lottery retailer. If you win any prize worth $601 or more, you'll need to fill out a claim form and supply two types of identification to the Georgia Lottery commission in order to claim your winnings. Prizes must be redeemed within 180 days of the relevant drawing.

Payouts worth up to $25,000 can also be claimed at special Lottery kiosks in Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. How's that for customer service?

History of the Georgia Lottery

The Georgia Lottery was established in 1992 in order to provide vital funding for educational initiatives. Ticket sales began in June 1993 and have been going strong ever since. Today, over $15.5 billion has been allocated to the Lottery for Education Account run by the State Treasury. Georgia Lottery fans know that they're funding more than their own dreams of a big jackpot win - they're helping others in the state realize their dreams of a better future through education.


You'll need to be at least 18 years old to play Georgia Lottery games or redeem any prizes you might win.

Details of your win will be reported to the IRS for prizes worth $600 or more. If you've won a prize worth more than $5,000, you'll be responsible for federal withholding taxes of 25 percent and Georgia state income taxes of six percent.

Buying Tickets

Interested in playing Georgia Lottery games like Fantasy 5 or All or Nothing? You'll need to make your ticket purchases in the state of Georgia. Frankly, what better reason do you need for a visit to the Peach State?

Go to: ^ Return to top of page