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Georgia Lottery Introduces Hot 7’s and Winning Pairs

Monday, September 20, 2004

ATLANTA – The weather is cooling down, but the fun is heating up with the Georgia Lottery Corporation’s two new instant games. Play Hot 7’s for $1 and win up to $7,777 . Or play Winning Pairs, a $2 game, and win up to $30,000 .

To play Hot 7’s, scratch off the entire play area. Get three “7”s in the same row, column or diagonal and win the prize shown. Players can win a free ticket, $2, $4, $7, $14, $17, $27, $37, $77, $777 and the top prize of $7,777. Overall odds for Hot 7’s are 1 in 4.69.

To play Winning Pairs, scratch off the entire play area. Get two like cards in the same hand and win the prize shown for that hand. Get a “Joker” symbol and instantly win all eight prizes shown. Players can win a free ticket, $3, $4, $6, $8, $10, $16, $20, $24, $30, $32, $40, $48, $50, $80, $100, $400, $2,000 and the top prize of $30,000. Overall odds for Winning Pairs are 1 in 3.95.

Hot 7’s and Winning Pairs go on sale at lottery retailers statewide today. Prizes up to $599 can be claimed at any location where lottery instant tickets are sold. Players who win prizes over $599 may claim their winnings at one of the seven Georgia Lottery district offices. These are located in Dalton, Duluth, Columbus, Macon, Augusta, Thomasville, Savannah, and at the GLC headquarters in Atlanta. Winners can also mail a completed claim form, along with the signed winning ticket, to the GLC headquarters.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $6.8 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs. These include Georgia’s HOPE scholarship program; a statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds; and a wide range of technological and capital upgrades for the state’s schools, technical institutes, colleges, universities and public libraries.


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