Monday, July 26, 2004
ATLANTA – Strike gold or discover diamonds with the Georgia Lottery Corporation’s two new instant games. Play the $1 game 5 Karat Gold, and win up to $5,000 . Or play Fire & Ice for $2, and win up to $30,000.
To play 5 Karat Gold, scratch off the entire play area. Get three like amounts and win that amount. Players can win a free ticket, $2, $5, $10, $15, $20, $25, $50, $100, $500 and the top prize of $5,000. Overall odds for 5 Karat Gold are 1 in 4.78.
To play Fire & Ice, scratch off the entire play area. Match any of YOUR NUMBERS to either of the WINNING NUMBERS and win the prize shown for that number. Get a “diamond” symbol and instantly win all 10 prizes shown. Win up to 10 times! Players can win a free ticket, $3, $5, $8, $10, $20, $25, $50, $100, $150, $250, $300, $350, $550 and the top prize of $30,000. Overall odds for Fire & Ice are 1 in 3.89.
5 Karat Gold and Fire & Ice 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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