Thursday, August 3, 2006
ATLANTA – It’s been a winning week for Georgia Lottery players with huge payouts and lots of winners on popular games. Since the week began on July 30, one player has won $52,000 a year for life on Win for Life, six players have won the Fantasy 5 top prize, “quads” were drawn in Cash 4, and “triples” were drawn in Cash 3.
“This has been an amazing week for Georgia Lottery players,” said Georgia Lottery Corporation President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco. “While we’re excited that players are having such great fun with our games, it’s also important to note that every lottery ticket purchased in Georgia benefits our HOPE and Pre-K students.”
A Win for Life top prize ticket purchased in Lavonia for the August 2 drawing is worth a lifetime of security. Someone matched all six winning numbers and will receive $1,000 a week for life, for a total of $52,000 a year.
Six lucky players are living out their fantasies as Fantasy 5 top prize winners. On July 30, Fantasy 5 tickets purchased in McDonough and Peachtree City won the top prize of $25,597 each. A ticket purchased in Midland won the Fantasy 5 top prize of $25,636 on July 31. Someone who purchased a Fantasy 5 ticket in Forest Park won the top prize of $27,827 on August 1. Fantasy 5 tickets purchased in Concord and Jonesboro for the August 2 drawing won the top prize of $12,276 each.
When 3-3-3-3 fell in the midday Cash 4 drawing on July 31, lottery players won $8 million. The top prize for a Cash 4 $1 play is $5,000. The top prize for a 50 cents play is $2,500.
5-5-5 was drawn in the midday Cash 3 drawing on August 3, and lucky lottery players won over $3.2 million. The top prize for a Cash 3 $1 play is $500. The top prize for a 50 cents play is $250.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8.4 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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