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Georgia Lottery Races in with Corvette Cash

Monday, May 8, 2006

ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery Corporation's new instant game is fun, exciting, and full of convertibles and cash. Play Corvette Cash for $3 and instantly win one of 10 Chevrolet Corvette Convertibles or up to $75,000! In conjunction with Corvette Cash, the Georgia Lottery is conducting the statewide promotion KENO! Corvette Cruisin'.

To play Corvette Cash, scratch off the entire play area. Get a "Chevrolet" symbol and win the prize shown for that symbol. Get a "key" symbol and instantly win DOUBLE the PRIZE shown for that symbol. Get a "MERCH" symbol and instantly win a merchandise prize pack. Get a "Corvette" symbol and instantly win a new Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. Win up to 12 times! Players can win a free ticket, $3, $5, $10, $15, $20, $30, $40, $50, $60, $100, $250, a Corvette Merchandise Prize Pack, $1,500, a Chevrolet Corvette Convertible and $75,000. Overall odds for Corvette Cash are 1 in 3.89.

The Georgia Lottery will pay required minimum federal and state tax withholding, sales tax, tag and title fees for each vehicle prize winner.

Corvette Cash goes 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, including a Chevrolet Corvette Convertible or a Corvette Merchandise Prize Pack, 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.

Adding to the excitement of Corvette Cash is the statewide promotion KENO! Corvette Cruisin'. Players can enter a second chance drawing for an opportunity to win one of three prizes including a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette leased on behalf of the winner for one year.

From May 9, 2006 through June 15, 2006, players can enter the KENO! Corvette Cruisin' Second Chance Drawing with a non-winning Corvette Cash instant ticket or a minimum $3 non-winning KENO! ticket (must be a minimum $3 purchase on a single ticket) at participating Georgia Lottery KENO! locations. Winners will be randomly selected from all the second chance entries received.

The Grand Prize Package includes: a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette leased on behalf of the winner for one year; $2,000 as a contribution towards any necessary insurance required of the winner; and the minimum required federal and state withholding taxes. Approximate retail value of the Grand Prize Package is $30,725.

The Second Prize winner will receive a Corvette Cash Merchandise Prize Pack including: a Corvette logo leather jacket, leather duffle bag, leather and brass logo key chain, Corvette logo cap, Corvette logo coverlet, and Corvette polo style shirt. Approximate retail value of Second Prize is $575.

The Third Prize winner will receive a combination of 100 Corvette Cash instant tickets and 50 KENO! Free Play coupons. Approximate retail value of Third Prize is $350.

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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