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Georgia Lottery Introduces CASH 3 Double Drop

Sunday, July 16, 2006

ATLANTA – CASH 3 players have the chance to double their fun with the exciting Georgia Lottery promotion CASH 3 Double Drop. From July 17 through July 30, CASH 3 players will have a second chance to win from a single ticket purchase.

Here's how it works:

(1) During the promotional period, the CASH 3 Evening drawing will take place for the winning number.

(2) A separate ball machine will contain 6 white balls + 1 peach ball. One ball will be drawn immediately following the regular CASH 3 Evening drawing.

If the peach ball falls, a second set of CASH 3 Evening winning numbers will be drawn. Each CASH 3 Evening ticket for that drawing is valid for BOTH sets of winning numbers.

If a white ball is drawn, it will be removed from the ball machine. This white ball elimination process continues each day until the peach ball is drawn. This improves the odds of the peach ball being drawn for the next evening.

Once the peach ball has been drawn, all seven balls (6 white + 1 peach) will go back in the ball machine for the next CASH 3 Evening drawing during the July 17 to July 30 promotional period. There is a guaranteed minimum of two times during the promotional period that there will be a CASH 3 Double Drop.

(3) CASH 3 individual prizes stay the same. The Georgia Lottery Corporation will be paying out on two winning numbers for the same drawing when there is a Double Drop. If the same set of numbers is drawn for both drawings, single ticket winnings could exceed $600 and will need to be claimed at a Georgia Lottery district office.

CASH 3 Winning Numbers Reports will show both sets of winning numbers when there is a Double Drop and will note DDRAW beside the first winning number.

The top prize for a Cash 3 $1 play is $500. The top prize for a 50 cents play is $250.

Cash 3 midday drawings are held every afternoon except Sundays at approximately 12:29 p.m. (EST). Cash 3 evening drawings are held every night at approximately 6:59 p.m. (EST).

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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