The Georgia Lottery Corporation, simply GA Lottery, was endorsed by voters on 3rd November 1992. The corporation Headquartered in Atlanta, is regulated by the Georgia Government, United States.
As per the law, from the money that GA lottery generates, 50% of it goes to lottery prizes. 33% of the money goes to education, and the rest for retailers, Operations and advertising the lottery.
The primary goal of establishing the Georgia lottery is to fund the education scholarships. The money that is allocated to education is used for HOPE Scholarship, and has turned into an effective model for different lotteries, like the South Carolina Education Lottery etc.,
Since its origin, the Georgia lottery has encountered extraordinary sales and huge returns with net revenue surpassing $66 billion. The Georgia lottery has contributed more than $18.7 billion to the State Education Account.
Georgia lottery ticket sales started on June 29th, 1993, for the Instant Cash and Georgia Millionaire game. Both the games are big hits, together sold more than $52 million tickets in their first week itself. It is not stopped there, the success followed by the introduction of GA lotto. Georgia lotto, with its $1.1 billion lottery tickets sales in its first year, is one of the most successful games in U.S lottery history.
Adding to that, GA lottery has another national record with first-year per capita sales of $164.81. The previous record was $128 set by Florida in 1988.
During its 2nd year, the GA Lottery has contributed more than $500 million to education scholarships from its recorded $1.7 billion sales.
Georgia Lottery offers - CASH 3, CASH 4, Georgia FIVE, All or Nothing, 5 Card Cash, Fantasy 5, Jumbo Bucks Lotto. Apart from these, Georgia's greatest lotteries are Mega Millions and Powerball, which routinely have big stakes in a large number of dollars. The Mega million became famous after Portal, Bulloch County, inhabitant Robert Harris, was one of those lucky winners and bagged a big jackpot of $275 million of in 2008.
Another huge Jackpot win in Mega Millions happens on December 18th, 2013, Ira Curry of Stone Mountain. A lump sum amount of $648 million was awarded to the winner, as the winner opted for Cash option.
For details of Georgia lottery and latest news visit Georgia Lottery Official Website