Lucky Georgia Lottery Player Wins New Car

July 31, 2015 – One lucky Georgia Lottery player is enjoying the new car smell today after winning the very first of 10 Kia Optimas the Lottery plans to give away over the next few months. The winner can drive away in their prize thanks to the Georgia Lottery’s Jackpot scratch-off games and the corresponding online contest.  The first of ten weekly drawings was held yesterday. The Jackpot second chance contest will give away a 2015 Kia Optima EX each week until October 1.  Each car has an estimated retail value of $25,000, and includes leather seats, a push-button ignition, Bluetooth hands-free systems and Sirius XM satellite radio. Georgia Lottery players can only enter non-winning Jackpot series tickets into the second chance contest, and must be registered for the Lottery’s VIP club to enter.  According to the contest’s official rules, the Lottery will only accept online entries, mailed entries will be thrown out. Before you start dreaming about your new Kia Optima, remember that the Jackpot series tickets each offer incredible cash prizes, too.  There are four different tickets available, including the most affordable $1 ticket and most expensive $20 ticket, and the mid-range $3 and $5 tickets.  Together, the new Jackpot series of tickets offer millions in potential winnings. Top prizes on the games range from $50,000 – which players can win from the $1 ticket – to $3 million, the top prize for the $20 Jackpot ticket.  With that kind of money, you could afford a whole fleet of new Kias… or maybe one much, much more expensive car.   For more information about the Jackpot series and the corresponding second chance contest, visit the Georgia Lottery website. Cover photo by Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz via Wikimedia...

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Powerball Rolls to $90 Million Wed.

Mar 05, 15 Powerball Rolls to $90 Million Wed.

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Mar. 5, 2015 – The Powerball jackpot rolled to an estimated $100 million after nobody won Wednesday night.  The annuity prize carries with it a cash option worth $66.3 million. Wednesday’s winning numbers were 8, 12, 15, 35, 50 and the Powerball was 32.  The Power Play multiplier was 2x, so players who added Power Play to their tickets and won a prize will receive twice the normal value. While nobody was able to hit the jackpot Wednesday, there were 19 players who missed by just one number. Seven Powerball players won second prizes, including one lucky player in Virginia who can call themselves a multi-millionaire today.  Their ticket matched all five white numbers to win a second prize, which was multiplied to $2 million because the lucky winner spent an extra buck on Power Play. The other six second-prize winners bought their lucky tickets in California, Florida, Georgia, Montana and New York.  Two players in California took home second prizes. Because the California Lottery pays prizes on a pari-mutuel basis, where values can vary depending on the number of winners,  each of the second-prize winners there will take home prizes worth about $150,000. The other 12 winners who nearly missed a jackpot win scored third prizes after matching four white numbers and the Powerball.  Two of those winners added Power Play to their tickets, which multiplies their prizes to $20,000.  The other 10 will each receive the normal $10,000 third prize. Along with these top winners, Wednesday’s drawing made more than 430,000 other lucky players a little bit richer.  In all, the drawing paid out an impressive $10.6 million in non-jackpot prizes, including about $2.8 million won with Power Play. Looking for your chance to get just a little bit – or a lot – richer?  Be sure to pick up a ticket before sales close for Saturday’s Powerball drawing, it could be your lucky...

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Mega Millions Starts Rolling

Mar 04, 15 Mega Millions Starts Rolling

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March 4, 2015 – The Mega Millions jackpot rolled over Tuesday night, the first rollover since Friday’s jackpot win in New York.  Ahead of this Friday’s drawing, the jackpot has an estimated $20 million value and carries with it a $12 million cash option. Tuesday’s winning numbers were 9, 11, 42, 44, 50 and the Mega Ball was 3.  The Megaplier was 4x, so players who added  the optional multiplier to their tickets and won will receive four times the normal value of their prize. Unfortunately, nobody became a millionaire Tuesday night.  That makes the 20 players who won third prizes the night’s top winners.  Each player matched four white numbers and the Mega Ball to win $5,000. Along with those winners there were about 1.1 million other Mega Millions players lucky enough to take home a prize.  Altogether, Tuesday’s drawing paid out more than $2.7 million, including almost $1 million won with Megaplier. Friday’s drawing for the estimated $20 million annuity jackpot will be held at 11 p.m., so there’s still plenty of time to get in on the action.  Just be sure to pick up your ticket before sales close Friday...

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Powerball Nearing $100 Million

Feb 26, 15 Powerball Nearing $100 Million

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Feb. 26, 2015 – The Powerball jackpot rolled over again Wednesday night, drawing nearer to the $100 million mark.  Ahead of Saturday’s drawing, Powerball’s jackpot sits at an estimated $80 million, and carries with it a cash value worth more than $50 million. Wednesday’s winning numbers were 17, 19, 21, 32, 39 and the Powerball was 8.  The Power Play multiplier was 3x, so players who third or lower prizes with Power Play will receive triple the normal value of their prize. Power Play automatically multiplies second prizes to $2 million, which is why one lucky winner in Illinois can call themselves a multi-millionaire today. That player added Power Play to their ticket, then matched all five white numbers drawn, to win Powerball’s highest-possible non-jackpot prize. Three other winners, from Florida, Maryland and New York, were also lucky enough to win second prizes Wednesday.  Each of those winners will receive the normal $1 million prize amount. Another 20 winners missed the jackpot by just one number after matching four white numbers and the Powerball to win third prizes.  Of those winners, five added Power Play to their tickets, which will multiply their prizes to $30,000.  The other 15 winners will each receive the normal $10,000 third prize. Along with those 24 top winners there were nearly 450,000 other players lucky enough to win prizes Wednesday.  The drawing paid out more than $8.2 million to winners, including almost $3.4 million won with Power Play. There’s always a lot to be won with Powerball, but you’ve got to play if you want to win.  Be sure to pick up your tickets before it’s too late Saturday, and good luck!...

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Mega Millions Rolls Tuesday Night

Feb 25, 15 Mega Millions Rolls Tuesday Night

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Feb. 25, 2015 – The Mega Millions jackpot rolled over to an estimate $127 million after nobody won Tuesday night.  The jackpot carries with it a cash value worth about $81 million. Tuesday’s winning numbers were 15, 23, 26, 45, 66 and the Mega Ball was 4.  The Megaplier drawn was 3x, so players who added the optional multiplier to their tickets and won will receive three times the normal value of their prize. While there wasn’t a jackpot winner made Tuesday, one player from Illinois was lucky enough to become a new millionaire.  Their ticket matched all five white numbers, but missed the Mega Ball, to win a second prize worth $1 million. Thirty-eight other players came just as close to hitting the jackpot, missing one white number but matching four others and the Mega Ball. Of those winners, five added Megaplier to their tickets, which will multiply their prizes to $15,000.  The other 33 will each receive the regular third prize, worth $5,000. Along with these top winners there were more than 1.7 million other players lucky enough to take home prizes Tuesday.  Altogether, winners scored more than $4.68 million in non-jackpot prize money, including about $1 million won with Megaplier. As the jackpot continues to grow, so does the number of players hoping for the big win.  For your chance to be among the millions who win Friday, be sure to pick up your ticket before it’s too late. Good...

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