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Georgia Lottery Corp.
Address: Inforum, Suite 3000, 250 Williams St.Atlanta,
GA 30303- 1032 U.S.
Phone: (404) 215-5000
Fax: (404) 215-8987
Population: 9,829,211
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Lottery Director: Debbie Alford
Year Lottery Founded: First Instant Sold: June 29, 1993
First Online Sold: Aug. 10, 1993
Number of Employees: 265
Number of Retailers - 7,781
Sales FY 2001:
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Sales Per Capita (05): $383.9
Prize Return: Approx: 50%
On-line Vendor: GTech Corp.
On Line Vendor Contract: GTECH - 3 year extension until September 2013.
Five-Year Contract Extension from Sept 2013 awarded.
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
Instant Ticket Contract: Scientific Games - three-year contract extension - commences in September 2010 and lengthens the current contract to 2013
Scientific Games Signs Five-Year Instant Ticket Contract Extension - lengthens the current contract to 2018..
Drawing Machines Smartplay
ITVMs Interlott
Advertising: BBDO Atlanta - commenced in 2006.
Website Contract - Whats Up Interactive
Games Offered: Mega Millions, Powerball, Win For Life, Fantasy 5, cash 4, Cash 3, Instant Games, Sit and Win Games, Keno.

Background Information

Georgia voters approved a lottery in November 1992 and the Georgia Lottery Corp. quickly came into being early the following year with the Lottery for Education Act. Sales began on June 29, 1993, with two instant games, Instant Cash and Georgia Millionaire. Two draw games followed in short order, Cash 3 in August and Lotto Georgia in September.
The Georgia Lottery was an instant success. First-week sales of more than 52 million tickets set a new opening week lottery sales record of $7.80 per capita. It was able to repay its startup line of credit within two weeks of launch. After just five months, the Lottery surpassed its first-year sales goal of $463 million, and ended the first full year with $1.1 billion in sales. The first-year per capita sales $164.81 set another new national record, effectively making the Georgia Lottery the most successful U.S. lottery startup in history.
The Lottery’s extensive lineup of current draw games includes Mega Millions, Powerball, Fantasy 5, Georgia FIVE, Win for Life, Decades of Dollars, KENO!, Cash 3 and Cash 4. On average some 40 to 45 instant games are on the market at any given time.
The Georgia Lottery was groundbreaking in its beneficiary formula, being the first lottery created primarily to fund scholarships for college students. While the HOPE scholarship program has been a resounding success, Lottery proceeds fund three specific programs for education in the state:

  • Tuition grants, scholarships or loans to undergraduate college students for attendance at eligible Georgia colleges, universities or technical colleges.
  • The Georgia Pre-kindergarten Program for all four-year-olds.
  • Capital outlay projects including computer and other technological upgrades for schools, technical institutes, colleges and universities in the state.

News 2015
October 16, 2015 Georgia Lottery Marks Record First Quarter Profits
September 14, 2015 Lawmakers Debate over Cost Cutting and Reducing Lottery Prizes
September 5, 2015 Lawmakers Look to Refine Lottery, and Squeeze Out More Funding
September 2, 2015 Georgia Lottery COAM Division Partners with Georgia Sheriffs' Association to Enforce Compliance
September 2, 2015 Georgia Lottery to Increase Inspections of State’s Gambling Industry.
July 23, 2015 Council Approves Lottery Sales in Airport
July 23, 2015 Georgia Lottery & Kia Motors Partner for New Games
April 16, 2015 Georgia Lottery Corp. transfers $261M to Education
February 28, 2015 Georgia Lottery schedules Jumbo Bucks Lotto BOGO promo

News 2014
October 15, 2014 Georgia Lottery Marks Record First Quarter Profits
Sept 13, 2014 Georgia Lottery Implements Rules to Combat Shadow Winners
July 17, 2014 Georgia Lottery transfers record $945M for education
February 28, 2014 Georgia Lottery Introduces New Game All or Nothing
February 6, 2014 Georgia Gets Lottery Fever as $30 Scratchers Are Selling 'like Crazy'
February 5, 2014 Higher Priced Scratch Tickets Appeal to Players
January 15, 2014 Georgia Lottery Posts Educational Transfers totalling $15B

News 2013
October 17, 2013 Georgia Lottery Schedules Cash 4 Bonus Drawing
September 10, 2013 Georgia Lottery Increases Fantasy 5 Jackpots
August 27, 2013 Georgia Lottery Announce New Atlanta Falcons-Themed Game
July 17, 2013 Georgia Lottery Kicks Off 20th Year with Record Profits For Education
June 26, 2013 Georgia Lottery wins Emmy Award
June 26, 2013 Coin-Operated Game Machine Provider Sues State Over Gaming Bill
June 26, 2013 Georgia Lottery Corp. Celebrates 20th Anniversary
May 22, 2013 Georgia Lottery introduces New Impact Wrestling Game
May 7, 2013 Georgia Lottery Introduces OnePlace For Its Salesforce
April 23, 2013 Georgia Lottery Introduces New 20th Anniversary Commemorative Game
April 12, 2013 Georgia Lottery Corp HOPE Scholarship Program to Benefit from Bill
March 26, 2013 Group Pushes for Compromise on Gaming Machine Bill
March 22, 2013 Governor Performs Juggling Act Between Need for Lottery Revenue and Traditional Opposition to Expanded Gambling
March 1, 2013 House Bill Would Put the Control and Enforcement of Video Poker Machines Under Lottery Corporation
January 27, 2013 Lottery Bonuses Again in the News
January 17, 2013 Georgia Lottery Reaches $14 Billion Mark for Education with Record First Half
January 11, 2013 More Georgians Playing the Lottery Results in More Revenue for State Programs

News 2012
December 14, 2012 New Georgia Lottery Board Member
November 28, 2012 Lottery Says Transaction Times Have Returned to Normal
November 26, 2012 Georgia Lottery Aware of Problems with Machines
October 26, 2012 Georgia Lottery Board Names New President/CEO
October 25, 2012 Lottery Board Approves New CEO
October 18, 2012 Board Chairman ‘Comfortable’ With Choice To Lead Georgia Lottery
October 17, 2012 Georgia Lottery Marks Record First Quarter Profits
October 11, 2012 Lottery board Member Resigns Citing Pressure from the Governor on Presidential Hire
October 9, 2012 Budget Director Named Sole Finalist to Lead Georgia Lottery
October 5, 2012 Budget Director Leading Candidate For Top Lottery Job
August 22, 2012 Georgia Lottery, Atlanta Falcons Kick-Off New Game
August 16, 2012 Georgia Lottery President/CEO Announces Retirement
August 14, 2012 Georgia Lottery Celebrates $50 Billion in Sales
July 25, 2012 Lottery CEO Addresses Rotary Club
July 18, 2012 Georgia Lottery Approves Online Ticket Sales
July 18, 2012 Georgia Lottery Posts Record Year, Raises More Dollars Than Ever for HOPE and Pre-K
July 4, 2012 Gambling Question To Be On Republican Primary Ballot
June 21, 2012 Celebrate July 4th With The Georgia Lottery For A Chance To Win $500
June 11, 2012 Georgia Lottery Wins Emmy Award
June 5, 2012 Savannah Airport to Sell Georgia Lottery Tickets
May 24, 2012 Republicans to be Asked Casino Gambling Question on July Primary
May 14, 2012 Georgia’s Wheel Of Fortune® Players Win Big In Hollywood
April 24, 2012 HOPE Recipient Enhances Journey with Cadillac SRX
April 19, 2012 Lottery Board: Support From Governor Needed For Proposed Gambling Site
April 16, 2012 Lottery Board to Hear Details of $1 Billion Gambling Proposal
April 3, 2012 Record Mega Millions Jackpot Generates $25.2m For Education In Georgia
March 29, 2012 Gaming Project Will Lift HOPE Scholarship
March 29, 2012 Mega Millions Jackpot Raised to $540M; Largest-Ever US Lottery Jackpot
March 28, 2012 Mega Millions World Record Jackpot Soars To $500 Million On Strength Of Sales
March 6, 2012 Georgia Lottery Hits High Note with the Atlanta Opera
February 27, 2012 Lawmaker Proposes to Use VLTs to Bail-Out the HOPE Scholarship Program Bankrolled by the State Lottery
February 15, 2012 Georgia Lottery Sales Soar To Highest Ever
January 22, 2012 Former Georgia Lottery Board Member Says Expanding Lottery is Best Option for HOPE
January 17, 2012 Georgia Lottery Reaches $13 Billion Mark For Education
January 10, 2012 Georgia Legislators Hear of Low Lottery Revenue Projections
January 4, 2012 Airport Discusses Lottery Vending Machine Placement
January 3, 2012 Senator Says Marketing to Blame for Lackluster Lottery Sales

News 2011
December 28, 2011 Clock Runs Out On $77 Million Winning Lottery Ticket
December 21, 2011 $77M Powerball Ticket Expires Next Week
November 21, 2011 Georgia Lottery Prevails in Trademark Case
October 27, 2011 Governor Says No Dice to Casino-Style Gambling in Georgia
October 24, 2011 Powerball Climbs to $173 Million
October 18, 2011 Decline in Lottery Sales Hurting State's Education Budget
September 6, 2011 Georgia Lottery Teams with Atlanta Falcons, Waffle House® Restaurants to Launch New Game
September 5, 2011 Falcons, Georgia Lottery Introduce New $5 Scratch-Off Ticket
August 31, 2011 Interface Founder Posthumously Receives Business Ethics Award
August 22, 2011 Conservatives Balk at Adding More State Gambling, Particularly Games That Could Cut Into the State's Lottery Revenue
August 18, 2011 Governor Orders State Authorities to Crack Down on Illegal Online Gambling
August 14, 2011 Lottery Board Approves 12-Percent Budget Cut for Agency Payroll
July 16, 2011 Georgia Lottery Sales Exceed $3.5 Billion
June 28, 2011 State’s Lottery Sales Headed For Second Consecutive Decline
June 20, 2011 Scientific Games Signs Five-Year Instant Ticket Contract Extension with Georgia Lottery Corporation
June 20, 2011 GTECH Corporation Signs Five-Year Contract Extension with the Georgia Lottery
June 6, 2011 Georgia Lottery Schedules Bonus Cash 4 Drawing
June 3, 2011 Georgia Lottery To Schedule Cash 4 Bonus Drawing
May 27, 2011 Former Georgia Lottery Board Member Supports Video Lottery
April 5, 2011 Georgia Supreme Court Hears Case Over Lottery Trademark Infringement
March 28, 2011 Georgia Lottery Corporation Chairman Responds to Newspaper Article
March 23, 2011 Audit Finds Correlation Between the Higher or More-Frequent Jackpots and Better Sales Benefit Lottery-Funded Programs
March 23, 2011 Georgia Lottery President Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
March 15, 2011 Governor Signs HOPE Lottery Bill Into Law
March 16, 2011 Leapin’ Leprechauns: Mega Millions Jumps to $201 Million
March 14, 2011 NAACP Threatens Lottery Boycott over HOPE Bill
March 8, 2011 Former Lottery Board Chairman Says: “Listen to Experts on Lottery” Don't Mess with Georgia Lottery's Success
March 7, 2011 Auditors Uphold Larger Lottery Payouts
February 25, 2011 Georgia Lottery players Win Big with Decades of Dollars
January 31, 2011 Georgia Lottery Debuts Decades of Dollars
January 21, 2011 Georgia Lottery Music Search Special to Re-Air on WSB-TV
January 6, 2011 Georgia Lottery Announce Two Sets of Winning Numbers for Win for Life


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