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Georgia Lottery Announces First Ever Millionaire Raffle

Sunday, November 19, 2006

ATLANTA – There's an exciting new game coming to Georgia, giving Georgia Lottery players their best chance ever to win $1 million. Millionaire Raffle is a limited-time game from the Georgia Lottery with four $1 million prizes.

Millionaire Raffle tickets went on sale on Sunday, November 19, 2006. A total of 500,000 tickets will be printed and sold in numeric order until they are sold out. With the best odds ever of winning $1 million from the Georgia Lottery, Millionaire Raffle tickets are a hot ticket this holiday season and make great holiday gifts.

"As we ring in the New Year with our Millionaire Raffle drawing, all Georgians can celebrate the profits that Millionaire Raffle will generate for the HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K programs," said Georgia Lottery Corporation President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco.

A computerized drawing on December 31, 2006, will randomly select Millionaire Raffle winners. Four tickets will win $1 million each, paid in a lump sum; five tickets will win $100,000 each; and 500 tickets will win $1,000 each.

The odds of winning any prize in the Millionaire Raffle game are 1 in 982. The odds of winning one of the four $1 million prizes are 1 in 125,000. The odds of winning one of the five $100,000 prizes are 1 in 100,000. The odds of winning one of the 500 $1,000 prizes are 1 in 1,000. Each Millionaire Raffle ticket costs $20.

Draw results for the $1 million and $100,000 prize levels will be announced during the 6:59 p.m. CASH 3 Evening drawing on December 31, 2006. Complete results of the 509 winning raffle numbers will be available on the Georgia Lottery Web site and at Georgia Lottery retailers.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8.6 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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