Monday, September 11, 2006
ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery is heating things up with two new games, Count De Money and Blazing 8’s. Play Count De Money for $1 and win up to $6,500. Or play Blazing 8’s, a $2 game, and win up to $48,000.
To play Count De Money, scratch off the entire play area. Match any of YOUR SYMBOLS to the winning symbol and win the prize shown for that symbol. Players can win a free ticket, $2, $3, $6, $9, $12, $15, $18, $24, $36, $50, $150, $500 or the $6,500 top prize. Overall odds for Count De Money are 1 in 4.19.
To play Blazing 8’s, scratch off the entire play area. Get an “8” symbol and win the prize shown for that symbol. Get a “BLAZING” symbol and instantly win $28! Players can win a free ticket, $3, $4, $5, $6, $8, $10, $12, $18, $20, $28, $38, $58, $88, $188, $588 and the top prize of $48,000. Overall odds for Blazing 8’s are 1 in 4.02.
Count De Money and Blazing 8’s are on sale at lottery retailers statewide. Prizes up to $599 can be claimed at any location where lottery instant tickets are sold. Players who win prizes over $599 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 Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta. Winners can also mail a completed claim form, along with the signed winning ticket, to the Georgia Lottery headquarters.
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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