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Georgia Lottery Launches Win for Life: Win Up to $1,000 a Week for Life!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery Corporation is retiring Lotto South and replacing it with a fun and exciting game that offers lifetime security. Win for Life is a new game with lower odds, more winners, and the chance to win a top prize of $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE.

“Win for Life is a terrific new game based on feedback from lottery players and retailers,” said Georgia Lottery Corporation President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco. “It offers the excitement of a drawing with lower odds and more winners. Georgia’s HOPE and Pre-K students will benefit greatly from the additional revenue generated by Win for Life.”

Win for Life tickets are on sale beginning Sunday, February 26, 2006. The first Win for Life drawing will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Win for Life drawings will be held every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:00 p.m. Each Win for Life ticket costs $1.

With Win for Life, six numbers will be randomly selected from a set of numbers 1 to 42. Additionally, a seventh “Free Ball” number will be selected from the remaining balls after the first six are selected. Players can use the “Free Ball” to increase lower-tier prizes.

There are eight ways to win a prize playing Win for Life. In addition to the $1,000 a week for life top prize, Win for Life offers a great second prize of $1,000 a week for a year.

The $1,000 a week for life top prize is guaranteed for a minimum of 10 years. Therefore, if a winner passes away within 10 years of winning, the remaining annuity payments would be transferable to the winner’s estate.

Overall odds of winning any Win for Life prize are 1 in 21. Odds of winning the top prize are approximately 1 in 5.2 million.

Match / Win (Odds)
6 of 6 winning numbers = $1,000 a week for life (1:5,245,786)
5 of 6 + free ball = $1,000 a week for a year (1:874,298)
5 of 6 = $600 (1:24,980)
4 of 6 + free ball = $200 (1:9,992)
4 of 6 = $30 (1:588)
3 of 6 + free ball = $30 (1:441)
3 of 6 = $2 (1:40)
2 of 6 + free ball = $2 (1:53)

Win for Life is a multi-state game played in Georgia, Virginia and Kentucky. As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Win for Life 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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