Georgia (GA) Lottery
The Georgia Lottery was created in November 1992 by the people of Georgia to enhance education funding. The Lottery for Education Act created the Georgia Lottery Corporation (GLC) to oversee and operate the lottery. Rebecca Paul was hired in February 1993 as president of the GLC, and four months later, on June 29, the Georgia Lottery was launched. First-week sales of more than 52 million tickets set a new opening-week lottery sales record of $7.80 per capita.
Within five months, the Lottery met its first-year sales goal of $463 million, and ended its first full year in operation with $1.1 billion in total sales. The Lottery's first-year per capita sales of $164.81 set a new national record, surpassing the previous mark of $128 set by Florida in 1988, effectively making the Georgia Lottery the most successful start-up state lottery ever.
That success enabled the Georgia Lottery in its inaugural year to return $362 million to the state of Georgia for education -- more than double the original estimate. In its second year, the Georgia Lottery recorded $1.4 billion in total sales, with more than $500 million going to education. The Georgia Lottery continued to break industry trends by increasing sales for seven consecutive years.
Georgia (GA) Lottery Winners
Daniel Casey won $250,000 playing Mega Millions. He purchased his lucky numbers at Pilot Travel Center #0071 in Port Wentworth.
Dorothy Clore won $25,000 playing Jumbo Jumbo Bucks. She purchased her winning ticket at Trotter's Old Place Store in Gainesville.
Phillip Crane, won $250,000 playing $150,000,000 Slots of Luck. He purchased his lucky ticket at Grand's Food Store #0006 in Hiram.
Brenda Milton won $100,000 playing Mighty Mega Bucks. She purchased her lucky ticket at R & H Food Mart in Savannah.
Bruce Simpson won $10,000 playing $300 Million Gold Rush. He purchased his lucky ticket at T-Bonz Sports Grill in Smyrna.
Georgia (GA) Lottery Games
- CASH 3
- CASH 4
- Fantasy 5
- Win For Life
- Mega Millions
- Millionaire Raffle
- Instant Games