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Win for Life: What Would You Do With an Extra $1,000 This Week?

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

ATLANTA – The excitement continues to build with Win for Life, a fun new game that offers a lifetime of security with a top prize of $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE. Georgia Lottery players all over the state are thinking about what they would do with an extra $1,000 every week for the rest of their lives.

What could you do with an extra $1,000 this week?
§ Slam dunk: Sit courtside at the Atlanta Hawks game this Friday, April 14, to cheer on the Hawks – and to catch the Georgia Lottery’s Rush to Win Grand Prize Event at halftime.
§ Grand slam: Take 20 friends to the Atlanta Braves home opener.
§ Put your best foot forward: Add two new pairs of famous designer Italian sandals to your spring wardrobe.
§ Something fishy: Buy new fishing rods for yourself and nine buddies.
§ Get jazzed up: Treat yourself to a new saxophone in honor of April being Jazz Appreciation Month.

Since Win for Life's first drawing in March, more than 489,000 Georgia Lottery players have won more than $3.28 MILLION in prizes ranging from $2 to an amazing second prize of $1,000 A WEEK FOR A YEAR.

To date, 14 Georgia Lottery players have won Win for Life's incredible second prize of $1,000 A WEEK FOR A YEAR. Second prize winning tickets have been purchased in the following cities: Acworth, Austell, Chamblee, Cornelia, Dalton, Doerun, Ivey, Jonesboro, LaGrange, Stone Mountain, Watkinsville, West Point (2) and Woodland.

Yvette Ward, a 42-year-old Kentucky resident, won the $1,000 a week for life top prize in the Win for Life drawing on March 25.

Win for Life drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:00 p.m. Each Win for Life ticket costs $1.

There are eight ways to win a prize playing Win for Life. 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.

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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