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Opening day for Georgia Lottery's new Atlanta Braves™ instant game

Monday, April 2, 2007

ATLANTA – Let's play ball! The Georgia Lottery Corporation has teamed up with the Atlanta Braves™ to launch a new Braves™ instant game just in time for the opening of baseball season.

Braves™ instant game tickets go on sale statewide today. The $5 game is loaded with prizes, offering four top prizes of $250,000 and over $21 million in total cash prizes. Additionally, Braves™ lottery players can win 2008 Atlanta Braves™ season tickets, Atlanta Braves™ game day experiences, suite nights at Turner Field™, and Major League Baseball (MLB®) merchandise prize packages.

"The Braves™ instant game is something new and exciting for baseball fans and lottery players," said Georgia Lottery Corporation President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco. "With every dollar raised by this game benefiting lottery-funded HOPE and Pre-K, the ultimate champions remain the students of Georgia."

To play Braves™, scratch off the entire play area. Match any of YOUR NUMBERS to any of the WINNING NUMBERS and win the prize shown for that number. Get a "tomahawk" symbol and instantly win the designated Braves™ Prize Package for that symbol. Get an "RBI" symbol and instantly win a Merchandise Prize Package for your favorite MLB® team. Players can win a free ticket, $10, $15, $20, $25, $30, $50, $75, $100, a Game Day Fan Package, $200, an MLB® Prize Pack, $1,000, a Suite Night Prize, $5,000, Season Tickets and the top prize of $250,000. Overall odds for Braves™ are 1 in 4.01.

Georgia Lottery players can also enter non-winning Braves™ instant game tickets in second chance drawings for 2008 Braves™ Spring Dream Trips to experience Atlanta Braves™ 2008 Spring Training in Orlando, Fla. The grand prize package for two includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations at Disney's Grand Floridian, exclusive receptions and autograph sessions with baseball players and coaching staff, passes to Disney theme parks, spending cash and more.

Players can enter non-winning Georgia Lottery Braves™ instant game tickets online at www.galottery.com/braves or by completing the player information section on the back of the ticket, affixing proper postage to the ticket and mailing in their entry.

Four second chance drawings will be conducted. The first drawing will be held on April 18, 2007 with an entry deadline of April 17, 2007. The second drawing will be held on May 2, 2007 with an entry deadline of May 1, 2007. The third drawing will be held on May 16, 2007 with an entry deadline of May 15, 2007. The fourth drawing will be held on May 30, 2007 with an entry deadline of May 29, 2007. One 2008 Braves™ Spring Dream Trip Grand Prize, along with 100 MLB® merchandise prize packages, will be awarded in each of the four drawings.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8.8 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 1 million students have received HOPE, and more than 790,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.


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