Monday, December 1, 2003
ATLANTA – Enjoy the chance to win plenty of green with the Georgia Lottery Corporation’s latest instant game. Play Emerald Green 8’s for $5 and win up to $188,000.
To play Emerald Green 8’s, scratch off the entire play area. Find a black “8” symbol and win the prize shown for that symbol. Find a GREEN “8” symbol and win DOUBLE the prize shown for that symbol. Find an “emerald” symbol and instantly win $100. Win up to 16 times! Players can win a free ticket, $5, $8, $10, $16, $20, $24, $32, $50, $100, $200, $588, $1,800, $18,000 and the top prize of $188,000. Overall odds for Emerald Green 8’s are 1 in 3.59.
Emerald Green 8’s goes 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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