Tuesday, May 14, 2013
There’s a 1 in 175.2 million chance that any ticket will win the grand prize — will you play?
Tuesday, May 14
Saturday night's $270 million Powerball prize went unclaimed, so the jackpot for selecting the winning numbers in the next drawing on Wednesday climbs to $350 million, the third-highest prize ever for the lottery game. Powerball tickets for each game are $2. There’s a 1 in 175.2 million chance that any ticket will win the grand prize. Get your ticket by 10 p.m. Wednesday to play. The $350 million Powerball jackpot is the seventh highest annuity prize in U.S. history, and the sixth highest cash payout — $222.8 million — of all-time. The biggest Powerball jackpot ever was won Nov. 28, 2012, a $587.5 million prize split between two tickets. The largest U.S. lottery prize ever won was $656 million in the Mega Millions drawing on March 30, …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Donald McColman pulled a top prize in a Georgia Lottery scratch-off game.
Donald McColman went into the Jimbo's on Macon Highway recently, grabbed a $100 Million Lucky Fortunes lottery card, and scratched his way to two and a half million dollars. “I grinned when I shared it with the proprietor,” McColman said in a news release from the Georgia Lottery. “She jumped up and down and gave me a hug. She was excited.” McColman, 66, was presented a big check at the store this week. He and his wife, Julie, plan to use the money for savings and a retirement home, the release said. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Here's how to buy a lottery ticket for what the Georgia Lottery says is the largest jackpot in the game's history.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing has grown to $550 million, a record-breaking figure for the multi-state lottery game, according to the Georgia Lottery. WHERE TO PLAY POWERBALL: Click here for a list of Powerball retailers in Athens “The Powerball jackpot has soared to a record amount, which is exciting for players and important for the educational programs we fund,” said Georgia Lottery Corporation President and CEO Debbie D. Alford in a press release. Wednesday’s jackpot has grown to a record pot because no one has matched the winning numbers in 15 straight drawings. The numbers for Saturday’s $325 million drawing were 22, 32, 37, 44, 50 and Powerball 34. Powerball is played in 42 states, including Georgia, as well as the …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
"There's a sucker is born every minute" -- P.T. Barnum
With mega-millions of dollars at stake in the Mega Millions drawing, no doubt thousands of Georgians will buy lottery tickets. Do they really think they’ll win? Apparently so, because 22 percent of adults in America believe “investing” in a lottery offers a one-way ticket to “real” wealth. So there will be a lot of investing today. You have a much better chance of being hit by lightning or chomped by a Grizzly Bear than winning this particular lottery. Just when you thought Georgia couldn’t land on another dubious list—such as ones for infant mortality, sexually transmitted diseases and obesity—here we are. Our residents are among some of “the biggest suckers in America,” according to a recent Bloomberg report. We spend the most on …