The Georgia Lottery has become one of the most popular state lotteries in the US, earning an average of over $1 billion annually, of which one-third goes to enhance state education funding. The Georgia Lottery is operated by the Georgia Lottery Corporation, created through the Lottery for Education Act in November 1992. From the beginning the Georgia Lottery was a big success, exceeding its first year sales goal of $463 million in just five months and ending 1993 with $1.1 billion in total sales, which made it the most successful state lottery start-up in history.
The Georgia Lottery runs a number of games, including Cash 3, Cash 4, Georgia 5, Fantasy 5, Keno and Georgia Lottery Win for Life. In Cash 3, you pick three numbers from one to zero per game and can play $0.50 or $1.00 per game; you then pick from a number of play types ranging from straight (you win if you pick the exact number combination drawn) to pairs (in which you win if you get the first or last two winning numbers in exact order your combination). Cash 4 works in a similar fashion but you pick a four-number combination. Both games are drawn twice daily, in the afternoon and the evening.
The Georgia 5 is another game with twice-a-day drawings. You pick five numbers on the play area of the playslip and you win the jackpot of $10,000 if your number matches the drawn numbers in exact order. If you don’t match five numbers but match four up to one numbers in exact order and position, you can win consolation prizes ranging from $225 to $1. Each game is $1 per play and you can play up to five games in each playslip. You can also play the same numbers for up to seven consecutive draws.
In the Fantasy 5 game, you pick 5 out of 39 numbers on the play area of the playslip. You win the top prize if you successfully match all five numbers with winning number combination; you can also win minor cash prizes if you match four or three numbers. If you match two, you get a free Fantasy 5 Quik Pik ticket (the computer picks the numbers). Each game is $1; for an additional $1 you can choose the eZmatch play option, in which you instantly win a cash prize if your numbers match any of the eZmatch numbers; you can win up to five times on each ticket.
The Georgia Lottery Win for Life game offers a