Friday, May 17, 2013
The announcement was made this afternoon.
Saturday’s Powerball jackpot has reached $600 million, the highest jackpot in the game’s history. The announcement was made this afternoon, just one day after strong sales prompted lottery officials to bump Saturday’s Powerball jackpot from $475 million to $550 million. Not only is the current $600 million jackpot the largest in Powerball history, it is the second largest jackpot in U.S. history. The combined Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots now stands to $790 million, which breaks Thursday's U.S. record. Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is worth an estimated $190 million. The Powerball winner can opt to receive 30 graduated payments over 29 years or collect a $376 million cash payout. The Mega Millions winner can choose two payment …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Strong sales prompted lottery officials to bump Saturday’s Powerball jackpot from $475 million to $550 million. Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is worth an estimated $190 million.
Grab some singles, and head to your nearest convenience store. Now! The combined Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots have reached $740 million, a new U.S. record. Strong sales prompted lottery officials to bump Saturday’s Powerball jackpot from $475 million to $550 million—the second largest in Powerball history and the third largest jackpot in U.S. history, Georgia Lottery spokeswoman Tandi Reddick said in news release this afternoon. Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is worth an estimated $190 million. The Powerball winner can opt to receive 30 graduated payments over 29 years or collect a $350 million cash payout. The Mega Millions winner can choose two payment options: about $7.3 million a year for 26 years with the annuity option or a …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Six winning Decades of Dollars tickets were sold in Georgia.
A winning ticket in Monday's Decades of Dollars drawing was sold in nearby Kennesaw. The Kennesaw Conoco Mart at 1630 Old Highway 41 sold the winning ticket, Georgia Lottery spokeswoman Kimberly M. Starks said. The multi-state Decades of Dollars offers a top prize of $250,000 a year for 30 years and a $10,000 second prize. Six winning tickets in Georgia were worth $10,000. In addition to Kennesaw, two other tickets were sold in the metro Atlanta area: Stop N Save Food Mart, 4601 Satellite Blvd., Duluth; and Chevron Food Mart, 4485 Campbellton Road SW, Atlanta. Two winning tickets were sold in Tallapoosa: Robinson & Sons, 14 Commerce Place; and Pilot Travel Center No. 0312, 882 Georgia Highway 100. Another ticket was sold in Chattooga …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
He played Fire & Ice, the Georgia Lottery's new instant game.
Kenneth Wilson of Acworth recently stopped by the Stop N Shop on South Main Street when the store clerk asked him if he wanted to play Fire & Ice, the Georgia Lottery's new instant game. Wilson, 51, bought a ticket, scratched it in his car and was in "total shock." He'd won the $50,000 top prize. "I asked the clerk, 'Is this real?' " Wilson said. Wilson, a sheet metal fabricator, said he intends to pay off bills. "The rest," he said, "is going into retirement." Tell us what you think in the comments, share your photos and videos, and don’t miss any of the local news you care about—subscribe to Acworth Patch's newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Beverly James was part of a WellStar office pool that won a $200,000 Powerball prize in 2010.
The next time you play the lottery, call Beverly James of Acworth. The 54-year-old medical office professional won $50,009 after matching all five numbers in the Dec. 16 Fantasy 5 drawing. “I used (family) birthdays and my brother’s football number,” said James, who bought the winning ticket at Woodstock's PJ’s Food Mart, 6741 Bells Ferry Rd. It was James' second lottery win. In 2010, she was part of a WellStar office pool that won a $200,000 Powerball prize. James, the married mother of two adult children, claimed her most recent winnings Monday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Dalton. So what is the key to her lottery wins? “I always believe," James said, "that I will win."
Friday, October 19, 2012
Karen Privette of Adairsville stopped by the Big Shanty Superette, 2778 S. Main St. N.W., to buy used tires for her husband's van.
A North Cobb store sold a winning ticket worth $1 million, Georgia Lottery officials announced today. Karen Privette of Adairsville stopped by Big Shanty Superette in Kennesaw to buy used tires for her husband's van. While there, she played the "50X The Money" instant game. “I scratched it at the back of the store,” she said. “There were tears, and I felt joy and excitement.” Georgia Lottery representatives presented Privette with an oversized check Friday at the store where she purchased her ticket. “I want to pay bills, pay off my daughters’ cars, pay off mine, buy my husband a car and pay off my mom’s credit card,” she said.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Digital sales would begin later this year or in 2013.
Monday, July 30, 2012
The Georgia Lottery Board of Directors voted Thursday to begin a plan to allow players to buy tickets for jackpot games online, according to media reports. MegaMillions, PowerBall and Fantasy 5 will be the initial offerings, according to lottery president Margaret DeFrancisco. The online sales would begin later this year or in 2013. "Our mission here is to maximize revenue for the HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K programs," DeFrancisco told WSB-TV. The lottery reported record sales of $3.8 billion in the fiscal year ending June 30, but rising enrollments and tuition costs have reduced funds available to HOPE scholars.