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Georgia Lottery Celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Fantasy 5 Bonus Ball Fiesta

Sunday, April 30, 2006

ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery Corporation is celebrating Cinco de Mayo by giving Fantasy 5 players four extra ways to win during the Fantasy 5 Bonus Ball Fiesta promotion. From Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 5, the Georgia Lottery will draw a Bonus Ball during the regularly scheduled Fantasy 5 drawings, following the five winning numbers. Players matching the Bonus Ball to one of the numbers on their ticket, in addition to one or more of the first five winning numbers, will win one of four fiesta prizes.

"The Fantasy 5 Bonus Ball Fiesta promotion is exciting because we're increasing the Fantasy 5 prize pool and giving players four more chances to win a prize," said Georgia Lottery President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco. "This is a terrific promotion for our players and an excellent way to raise dollars for the HOPE Scholarship and Prekindergarten Programs."

As usual, players can still win prizes matching two, three, four or five winning numbers. During Fantasy 5 Bonus Ball Fiesta, players will have better odds of winning since there will be eight different ways to win a prize. The overall odds of winning are almost 30 percent better – with a chance to win several thousands of dollars on the fiesta match 4 of 5 + Bonus Ball prize.

Overall odds of winning a prize during the Fantasy 5 Bonus Ball Fiesta are 1 in 6.2.

Fantasy 5 Bonus Ball Fiesta – Prize Levels
1: 5 of 5
2: 4 of 5 + Bonus Ball
3: 4 of 5
4: 3 of 5 + Bonus Ball
5: 3 of 5
6: 2 of 5 + Bonus Ball
7: 2 of 5
8: 1 of 5 + Bonus Ball

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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