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Georgia Lottery wins Emmy Award

Monday, June 10, 2013

ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery Corp. has won an Emmy Award for its television special “Georgia Salutes America.” The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Southeast Chapter presented the award Saturday in the category of Television Programming Excellence: Special Event Coverage – Live.

James Hutchinson, Georgia Lottery senior vice president of marketing and product development, was recognized with the award.

“Georgia Salutes America” aired on WSB-TV and on television stations statewide July 4, 2012.

The special recognized the United States Armed Forces as a way of saying ‘Thank You’ to military troops and to Georgians.

The award is the second Emmy the Georgia Lottery has won.

In 2012 the Georgia Lottery was presented an Emmy Award for its television special “Georgia Lottery’s All Access Music Search.”

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14.3 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp., please visit:

www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

Kimberly Starks
Media Relations Manager

P 404.215.5062
F 404.215.8983
media [at] galottery [dot] org

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