Thursday, February 23, 2006
ATLANTA – Georgia Lottery players have a chance to double their luck as Lotto South comes to an end. If there is no jackpot winner in the final Lotto South drawing on Saturday, February 25, 2006, each of the three non-jackpot prize levels will be doubled. Players matching three, four or five of the six winning numbers could win twice the normal prize amount.
“What a fun way to celebrate the end of Lotto South and to thank players for their support,” said Georgia Lottery Corporation President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco. “With all Georgia Lottery games, you support education in Georgia with every ticket you purchase.”
The jackpot for Saturday’s final Lotto South drawing is an estimated $4.5 MILLION to a single annuity winner.
With Lotto South ending, the Georgia Lottery Corporation is introducing Win for Life, a fun and exciting game that offers lifetime security. Win for Life is a new $1 game with lower odds, more winners, and the chance to win a top prize of $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE.
Win for Life tickets go on sale on Sunday, February 26, 2006. The first drawing will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2006.
As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Lotto South sales will benefit education in the state of Georgia. Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8 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 Prekindergarten Program. More than 900,000 students have received HOPE Scholarships, and more than 700,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
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