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Georgia Lottery Welcomes Holiday Season with Holiday Cash and Merry Money

Monday, October 27, 2003

ATLANTA – Jingle all the way with the Georgia Lottery Corporation's two new holiday-themed instant games. Play the $1 game Holiday Cash and win up to $500. Or play Merry Money for $10 and win up to $250,000.

To play Holiday Cash, scratch off the entire play area. Get three like amounts and win that amount. Get a "candycane" symbol and instantly win $25. Players can win a free ticket, $2, $3, $5, $10, $15, $25, $50, $100 and the top prize of $500. Overall odds for Holiday Cash are 1 in 4.37.

To play Merry Money, scratch off the entire play area. Match any of YOUR NUMBERS to any of the HOLIDAY NUMBERS and win the prize shown for that number. Get a "gift" symbol and instantly win DOUBLE the prize shown for that symbol. In Fast $100: Get a "sleigh" symbol in the FAST $100 spot and instantly win $100. Players can win a free ticket, $10, $12, $15, $20, $25, $30, $50, $75, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $10,000 and the top prize of $250,000. Overall odds for Merry Money are 1 in 2.53.

Holiday Cash and Merry Money 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 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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