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Georgia Lottery Sponsors "The Year of Your Life" Promotion

Thursday, June 1, 2006

ATLANTA – In conjunction with the new game Win for Life, the Georgia Lottery Corporation is launching the exciting statewide promotion "The Year of Your Life." Georgia Lottery players can enter a second chance drawing for the chance to win a free car, free gas, free groceries, a free cell phone and cell phone service, free air travel, free dining, free tickets to sporting events and concerts, and free Win for Life tickets for an entire year.

Georgia Lottery President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco will introduce "The Year of Your Life" promotion at the Atlanta Braves game at Turner Field on June 2. The promotion starts on June 3, and all entries must be received by July 28.

During the month of July, "The Year of Your Life" Street Teams will be traveling around the state of Georgia. Players will be able to enter any non-winning Win for Life ticket with a minimum $5 purchase on a single ticket by mail, at www.galottery.com, or at Street Team events.

Ten contestants will be randomly drawn from all entries received to participate in "The Year of Your Life" Grand Prize Event at the August 12 Atlanta Braves game. One lucky contestant will walk away with "The Year of Your Life" Grand Prize and the other nine participants will receive an amazing consolation prize.

"The Year of Your Life" Grand Prize Package includes: 1) a one-year lease on a Chevy HHR from Bill Heard Chevrolet; 2) one round-trip travel voucher per month for a year from AirTran Airways; 3) a $500 per month Publix gift certificate for one year; 4) a new cell phone along with a basic monthly cell services plan for one year from Cingular; 5) a $50 per month gift certificate for one year from Moe's Southwest Grill; 6) two tickets each month to designated sporting events and concerts for one year from Empire Tickets; 7) $100 per month for the purchase of gasoline for a year; 8) 104 single "Free Play" Win for Life lottery coupons. The approximate value of the Grand Prize Package is in excess of $30,000.

The nine finalists will each win the consolation prize including: 1) a $500 groceries gift certificate from Publix: 2) a Samsung X497 and a Pre-Paid Starter Kit from Cingular; 3) a $50 gift certificate from Moe's Southwest Grill; 4) Win for Life tickets for an entire year. The approximate value of the Consolation Package is $874.

Win for Life is an exciting new game that offers a lifetime of security with a $1,000 a week for life top prize that equals $52,000 a year for life.

To date, there have been five Win for Life top prize winners including Georgia Lottery player William Rowe, who purchased his winning ticket in West Point.

Win for Life has an incredible second prize of $1,000 a week for a year that adds up to $52,000. To date, 20 Georgia Lottery players have won the game's second prize.

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

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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