Monday, February 2, 2004
ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery Corporation’s two new instant games are instant gems. Play Diamonds and 7’s for $1 and win up to a sparkling $7,000. Or play Royal Cards for $5 and win up to a regal $150,000.
To play Diamonds and 7’s, scratch off the entire play area. Get three “7’s” in the same row, column or diagonal and win the prize shown in the prize box. Get two “7’s” and a “Diamond” symbol and win DOUBLE the prize shown in the prize box. Players can win a free ticket, $2, $4, $7, $8, $10, $14, $20, $28, $40, $77, $777 and the top prize of $7,000. Overall odds for Diamonds and 7’s are 1 in 4.73.
To play Royal Cards, scratch off the entire play area. Find an “Ace” symbol and win the prize shown for that symbol. Find a “King” symbol and win the prize shown for that symbol. Find a “Queen” symbol and win the prize shown for that symbol. Find a “Jack” symbol and win the prize shown for that symbol. Find a “Joker” symbol in the bonus box and instantly win all 16 prizes. Win up to 16 times! Players can win a free ticket, $5, $7, $12, $16, $20, $24, $32, $55, $75, $150, $250, $1,500, $15,000 and the top prize of $150,000. Overall odds for Royal Cards are 1 in 3.41.
Diamonds and 7’s and Royal Cards go on sale at lottery retailers statewide today. 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 GLC headquarters in Atlanta. Winners can also mail a completed claim form, along with the signed winning ticket, to the GLC headquarters.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $6 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs. These include Georgia’s HOPE scholarship program; a statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds; and a wide range of technological and capital upgrades for the state’s schools, technical institutes, colleges, universities and public libraries.
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