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Georgia Lottery to Sponsor Tour de Georgia and Ride of Your Life Promotion

Monday, April 17, 2006

ATLANTA, Ga. (April 14, 2006) The Ford Tour de Georgia is proud to announce that the Georgia Lottery Corporation is a new sponsor of the week long cycling event. Adding to the excitement, the Georgia Lottery is conducting the statewide promotion Ride of Your Life. Georgia Lottery players can enter a second chance drawing with any Win for Life ticket for a chance to win a trip for two to the 2006 Tour de France in Paris, France, July 21-24, 2006.

The Ride of Your Life Grand Prize Package includes: two airline tickets from Atlanta to Paris, France; three-night double occupancy hotel accommodations; hotel transfers; $1,000 spending money; and the minimum required federal and state withholding tax. The approximate value of the Georgia Lottery’s Ride of Your Life Grand Prize Package is approximately $9,500.

Georgia Lottery players have two ways to enter the Ride of Your Life promotion: enter Win for Life ticket number at www.galottery.com until April 28, 2006; or submit entry and Win for Life ticket during one of the Georgia Lottery onsite events occurring around the 2006 Ford Tour de Georgia, commencing April 18, 2006 and continuing through April 23, 2006.

One entry will be randomly selected from all eligible entries to receive the Georgia Lottery Ride of Your Life Grand Prize Package.

The Ford Tour de Georgia is North America’s premier, professional cycling event and rolling festival of community activities. The Tour is held annually in the spring with a varying route. It is sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and USA Cycling (USAC) as a 2.HC rating (highest ranked event in North America), making the event one of the top stage races for elite athletes around the world. The 2005 Tour was won by Tom Danielson (USA) of the Discovery Channel Professional Cycling Team; champions from previous years include Lance Armstrong (USA) in 2004 and Chris Horner (USA) 2003. The Tour’s official beneficiary is the Georgia Cancer Coalition (GCC). The Tour de Georgia is owned by The Georgia Partnership for Economic Development (GPED) and is managed by Medalist Sports. Merchandise and the latest updates are available at the official website, www.fordtourdegeorgia.com.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8.2 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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