Georgia Fantasy 5 Sees its First Ever Online Jackpot WinnerFriday January 13th 2017
Still buying your Georgia Fantasy 5 tickets at the store? You might want to take a tip from this week’s jackpot winner and start playing online!
A player from Marietta, GA, now has the honour of being not just Georgia Fantasy 5’s latest jackpot winner, but being the first person to do so with a ticket purchased through the Internet.
Lottery players in the US overwhelmingly still play their games of choice by heading to a brick-and-mortar store and lining up to buy their tickets for each draw. But a small number of lotteries across the country now provide facilities for players to make their picks and purchases from the comfort of their home.
Georgia Fantasy 5 is one such lottery, with players able to create a free online account before choosing their numbers and the draws they wish to take part in via their home computer or smartphone, before leaving the rest to Lady Luck. They can then check the winning numbers online and even receive notifications about whether they’ve won a prize.
Fantasy 5’s first ever online jackpot winner successfully managed to match all five numbers — 12, 15, 18, 30 and 38 — in the Tuesday, January 10th drawing to scoop the top prize of $243,890.00. The lucky jackpot winner played through the Georgia Lottery’s official website, meaning that they didn’t even need to put their shoes on to become more than $200K richer!
Lottery.net provides access to winning numbers for dozens of state lotteries, as well as multi-state games such as Powerball and Mega Millions, which currently offer jackpots of $121 million and $137 million, respectively. So, if you live in a state that offers the capability, don’t let long lines and inclement weather stand in the way of winning — play online today and you could be the next happy winner!