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Lottery Players are Bouncing with Win for Life and the Free Ball

Thursday, May 4, 2006

ATLANTA – Lottery players are bouncing with excitement as they continue to win big with Win for Life and the game's "Free Ball." Win for Life is a fun new game that offers a lifetime of security with a $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE top prize.

Since Win for Life's first drawing in March, three players have won the game's amazing top prize and can look forward to receiving $1,000 a week for the rest of their lives. More than 1.48 million players have won over $9.5 MILLION in prizes ranging from $2 all the way up to the incredible second prize of $1,000 A WEEK FOR A YEAR. To date, 33 players have won the game's second prize, which adds up to $52,000 each.

What Exactly is the Free Ball? With Win for Life, six numbers are randomly selected from a set of numbers 1 to 42. Additionally, a seventh "Free Ball" number is selected from the remaining balls after the first six are selected. Players can use the "Free Ball" to increase lower-tier prizes. So players won't see a "Free Ball" number on their tickets – but they can use the "Free Ball" drawn for more ways to win with their number combination.

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)

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 $8.2 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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