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All or Nothing Game from Georgia Lottery

Feb. 28, 2014 – The Georgia Lottery on Friday announced that they would release a new draw game, All or Nothing, Sunday, March 2.  All or Nothing has already proven very popular with players in Texas, Iowa and Minnesota. The Georgia Lottery said in a press release Friday that their version of All or Nothing would cost $2 per ticket, and four drawings each day will give players the opportunity to win as much as $250,000 – the game’s top prize. All or Nothing has become instantly popular in other states  because of its unique play style.  As the name of the game suggests, players can win for matching all of their numbers or none of them. For each play, players choose 12 numbers out of 24, and 24 numbers are drawn in each drawing.  This means that players have a fair chance of matching some of their numbers to any of the 24 winning numbers. There are 1o ways to win a prize playing All or Nothing, but, as Georgia Lottery President and CEO Debbie D. Alford said: “To match or not to match?  That is the question.” “Players are sure to enjoy this new twist,” Alford added. While full details for the game have not yet been released, it is likely to feature a prize structure similar to that in Iowa and Minnesota. To win the top prize, players need to match all 12 of their numbers with 12 winning numbers, or they must have no numbers match any of the winning numbers – all, or nothing. Players will likely also win prizes ranging from $2 to $500 for matching eight, nine, 10 or 11 numbers.  On the “Nothing” side of the prize chart, players will likely win smaller prizes for matching just one, two , three or four numbers. Though the full prize chart has not been released, the Lottery has said that the overall odds of the game will be 1 in 4.5. There will be four All or Nothing...

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Ga. Lottery Releases Four New Scratch-offs

Jan. 28, 2014 – The Georgia Lottery released four new scratch-off games Tuesday, including one with a new, $30 price tag and incredible prizes to go along with the extra dough players will have to shell out for a chance to win. The least expensive new game to roll out today is the $1 Pot o’ Gold, a St. Patrick’s Day-inspired game that offers players a chance to see four lucky sevens in a row; the top prize is worth $7,777. Pot o’ Gold is a simple numbers match game.  Matching any number to the “lucky” number and players will win the prize shown below.  Each ticket has better than 1 in 4-and-a-half odds of winning. Lucky Tables is a new $3 scratch-off featuring a classic roulette wheel in the background, and 11 chances to win on the playing area of each ticket. The overall odds for the Lucky Tables tickets are better than 1 in 4, and the game’s top prize is worth $150,000. Another ticket inspired by the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day is the $5 Cash Clover game, which is another numbers match game with 20 chances to win on each ticket.  Players can win up to $400,000 on the game. Finally, the new $30 ticket, at the Lottery’s now-highest instant game price, is called $10 Million Cash Spectacular.  The game is appropriately named, as the top prize offered is worth $10 million. The second prize for the new Cash Spectacular scratch-offs is just as, well, spectacular at $1 million.  Both the top prize and the second prize are paid in 25-year annuities of $400,000 and $40,000, respectively, though players can choose a lump-sum payment. And, along with a better than 1-in-3 chance of winning a prize on the new Cash Spectacular scratch-off, players who buy non-winning tickets can enter them into a second-chance drawing for another shot at winning the $10 million...

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Five Days to Enter January Play it Again Draw.

Jan. 21, 2014 – This Saturday, Jan. 26, is the last day that Georgia Lottery players can enter for their chance to win the featured prize in the Lottery’s monthly Play it Again drawings. The Play it Again drawings are special second-chance contests that the Lottery has been offering its players since July, when the Lottery began its year-long celebration of its twentieth anniversary. Each month, the Lottery has offered players a featured prize like an Extreme Shopping Spree or a Family Thrills Vacation to any theme park in the U.S.  Four players are chosen as featured prize winners in each drawing. Up for grabs this month is the “Bon Voyage” prize package, where featured prize winners can build their dream-luxury cruise.  Winners will have their choice of three cruise lines, and can pick any destination they’d like.  The Lottery will supply airfare and $2,000 cash, and any of the $7,900 total prize value left over after the cruise is all paid for is the winners’ to keep. Of course, not everyone has sea legs.  Just like every other month, if the featured prize isn’t what the winners were hoping for, they can choose any of the other twelve featured prizes or just cash in hand.  Check out the Prizes and Drawings page on the Play it Again website to see the whole list. Along with the four featured prize winners, one lucky Grand Prize winner will score a $100,000 cash prize, and another 1,000 winners will receive 10,000, 20,000, or 40,000 points towards the Lottery’s Prize Store. Only non-winning Georgia Lottery $1 and $2 scratch-off tickets are eligible for the Play it Again drawing; there are more than 20 $1 and $2 scratch-off games available in Georgia Lottery retailers. Photo Credit: Justin Champion.  Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution...

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Ga. Mega Millions Winner Claims Prize

Dec. 19, 2013 – Two tickets matched all six numbers drawn in Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing.  One of those lucky winners came forward to claim her prize Wednesday morning, less than 24 hours after the drawing. Fifty-six-year-old Ira Curry lives in Stone Mountain, Ga., about fifteen miles northeast of Atlanta, where she purchased the ticket that won her half of Tuesday night’s $648 million Mega Millions jackpot. Curry split that estimated prize with a ticket sold in San Jose, Calif., and then chose the cash option for her $324 million share.  Before taxes she’ll receive about $173 million, and will net about $123 million after state and federal taxes are withheld. While Curry did not make an appearance at a press conference held in Georgia Lottery headquarters, she did provide comments for the Lottery’s press release. She told the Lottery that she chose the winning numbers herself Tuesday, using a combination of family birthdays and their lucky number – 7 – as the Mega Ball. On her way to work Wednesday morning, Curry said she heard the announcement that Georgia’s winning Mega Millions ticket had been  purchased at the same newsstand where she bought hers, and had her daughter check the winning numbers. “It’s unreal,” Curry told the Lottery Wednesday morning.  She said she was able to stay calm Wednesday morning simply because she couldn’t believe she’d actually won, adding “it’s like I’m still dreaming.” She told Lottery officials that she hadn’t had a chance to consider what she’d do with her $123 million windfall. California’s winner from Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing has yet to come forward, and has 180 days to do...

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Three Days Left for October Play It Again Entries

Oct. 17, 2013 – Just three days remain for Georgia Lottery players to enter non-winning $1 and $2 scratch-off tickets into the October installment of the Georgia Lottery’s Play it Again drawings. All year long, the Georgia Lottery is celebrating its twentieth anniversary by giving away some incredible prizes through the Play it Again second chance drawings. October is the fourth month in the promotion, and the featured prize for this month is called “Backyard Dreams.”  The deadline for entry into the October drawing is Sunday, Oct. 20. Four winners will be chosen for the Backyard Dreams prize, which is a $5,451 gift card for home improvements.  Winners can choose from national stores (minimum of three) to supply the goods for their Backyard Dreams.  The Lottery estimates the total value of the prize is $7,900. Not interested in a new place to grill?  Not to worry, winners of the featured prize can choose any of the 12 featured prizes from the promotion, like an “extreme shopping spree” or even “family thrills” at any theme park in the country! And of course, there’s nothing like cash in your pocket, so the Lottery is giving players the option to take the estimated prize value as well. Along with the four featured prizes, each month’s Play it Again drawing chooses one lucky Grand Prize winner as well.  This winner receives $100,000 in cash (and the promotion is only in its fourth month!). One thousand other players will win prize points – as many as 40,000 – which can be redeemed in the Georgia Lottery’s prize store for awesome stuff like electric guitars, flat-screen TVs, housewares, tools – you name it.  You can check it out here. Entering into the Georgia Lottery’s Play it Again drawings is simple, and other than the purchase of a $1 or $2 scratch-off ticket, it’s totally free.  Just head to the Georgia Lottery’s Second Chance Bonus Zone, sign up or log in, and enter the codes found on your scratch-off tickets...

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Georgia College Scholarships a Special Lottery Prize

Oct. 7, 2013 – The Georgia Lottery is giving Georgia college students the opportunity (for free) to try their luck to win a $1,000 scholarship, a Segway scooter, or even a full year’s tuition for their school. There are eight schools participating in the special HOPE scholarship promotion, “Dollars for Scholars”, and each will designate five sporting events as “Georgia Lottery HOPE Events” up to March 31, 2014. The eight schools participating in the Dollars for Scholars promotion are: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia Southern University, Statesboro Georgia State University, Atlanta Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw Mercer University, Macon Savannah State University, Savannah University of West Georgia, Carrollton Valdosta State University, Valdosta With eight schools involved, each dedicating five games as HOPE Events, there will be 40 chances for students to win $1,000 scholarships. The Dollars For Scholars full rules explain that as students enter each event, they’ll be given a wristband with a unique code on it.  Wristbands will remain available for the beginning portion of each game, or until they’re gone. There will be a drawing at each of the 40 games to decide the winner of a $1,000 scholarship during that event. Once the promotion has ended March 31, 2014, each of the eight schools will have its own “Tuition Scholarship Drawing”. One winning number from all of the wristband codes entered during the promotion period will be chosen to determine the winning student for a full year scholarship, which will vary from school-to-school. Overall, the Georgia Lottery and participating Georgia colleges will be awarding nearly $200,000 in HOPE Scholarships during the Dollars for Scholars promotion. And student’s who don’t win a year’s worth of tuition will still be eligible for a different kind of “free ride.” On top of all that prize money, each participating school will give away one Segway, the perfect way to get around campus, valued over $9,000.   Click here to see each school’s designated Georgia Lottery HOPE...

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