Sunday, May 19, 2013
The jackpot for the Saturday, May 18 drawing was $600 million.
Somewhere in Florida, a lucky Powerball winner is holding a piece of paper worth approximately $600 million. Prior to the May 18 drawing, lottery officials had predicted there would be a winner given 80 percent of the possible number combinations were in play. They were right. Not only did one ticket match the winning numbers of 10-13-14-22-52-11, but over 7.5 million players won non-jackpot prizes totalling $83.9 million. In Georgia, two players won a $1 million prize by matching five numbers and 17 players matched four numbers plus the Powerball to win $10,000. The jackpot-winning ticket, however, was sold at a Publix in Zephyrhills, Fla. according to Fox News. The next Powerball drawing will be held Wednesday, May 22 at 11 p.m. The …
Friday, May 17, 2013
About the Georgia Lottery: Georgia Lottery proceeds are used to fund specific education programs: 1) Tuition grants, scholarships or loans to undergraduate college students for attendance at eligible Georgia colleges, universities, or technical colleges; 2) The Georgia Prekindergarten Program for all 4-year-olds; and 3) capital outlay projects including computer and other technological upgrades for schools, technical institutes, colleges and universities in the state. More than 1.4 million students have been able to attend colleges through Georgia's HOPE scholarship program; more than 1.2 million four-year-olds have attended Georgia's Prekindergarten Program; and all of Georgia's public schools have benefited from over $1.8 billion in …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The jackpot is the second-highest in Powerball history and lottery experts expect we will continue prizes climb to higher amounts in shorter periods of time.
If you thought $350 million was an impressive lottery prize, how about $550 million? With no winner in the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, May 15, the jackpot has soared even higher for the Saturday, May 18 drawing. Initially set at $475 million, lottery officials announced Thursday afternoon the jackpot had been increased to $550 million -- the second highest jackpot in Powerball history and the third highest in U.S. history. According to an Associated Press article posted by Fox News, lottery officials expect jackpot totals of this size to continue to climb in shorter amounts of time following a game redesign in January 2012 that increased the odds of winning some kind of prize but also lowered the possible number combinations to win …
Drawing was held Wednesday, May 15.
A total of 26 people won $1 million last night and two won $2 million, but no one managed to match all five numbers plus the Powerball. As a result, the May 18 Powerball jackpot has soared to $475 million. The winning numbers in last night's Powerball drawing were 2-11-26-34-41-32. More than 2.6 million people won non-jackpot prizes totaling $46.9 million. The next Powerball drawing will be held Saturday night at 11 p.m. The estimated cash value of the jackpot is $302.4 million. For more lottery news, visit the Dacula Patch Georgia Lottery page. You might also be interested in reading:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
No one matched all six winning numbers during the May 14 drawing, but two Georgia players won $250,000.
The estimated jackpot for the Friday, May 17, Mega Millions drawing stands at $190 million after no player matched all six numbers in the May 14 drawing. The winning numbers for Tuesday night's drawing were 6-10-12-28-32-38. To win Mega Millions, players must match all five white balls (numbered 1 through 56) and a Mega Ball (numbered 1 through 46). Seven players, including two in Georgia, matched all five white balls to win a $250,000 prize. Sixty-six players matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball to win $10,000. The next Mega Millions drawing will be held Friday at 11 p.m. Click here for more lottery news and results or visit the Dacula Patch Georgia Lottery page. You might also be interested in reading:
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Drawings are held twice a week.
The next Mega Millions jackpot drawing will be held Tuesday, May 14, at 11 p.m. The jackpot for the May 14 drawing is an estimated $170 million. The Mega Millions drawing is held each Tuesday and Friday night. The jackpot has rolled 17 times since March 15. Click here for more information about the Georgia Lottery and Mega Millions. Do you play Mega Millions? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The jackpot for Wednesday's night drawing was $222 million.
There were no jackpot winners in the May 8 Powerball lottery according to the Georgia Lottery website. The winning numbers were 21-22-26-30-57 with a Powerball of 27. Two Georgia players won $10,000 by matching four white balls plus the Powerball. Each Powerball ticket cost $2. Players choose five numbers plus a sixth Powerball number. Players matching all six numbers can select an annuitized amount paid out over 29 years or a lump sum payment. For complete details, visit the Powerball website. The jackpot for the Saturday, May 11, drawing is an estimated $270 million. The Powerball lottery drawings take place Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time. The odds of winning the grand prize are 1 in 175,223,510. You might …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Call me skeptical if you wish, but I think the decision has been made to build more HOT lanes.
In today’s column, we pretend we are a fly on the wall down at GDOT when they are trying to figure another way to stick it to the taxpayers. With a recorder going, we hear one of the people say: “I know, we will tell them that by building another lane all the way to the ocean, congestion will be relieved on the Gwinnett Interstate.” Another says, “Oh, no, they would not believe that.” Someone else adds, “I know, let us tell them we will be able to make $100 million by adding a user fee to the lane we build.” Someone asked rather shyly, “Will we really make that much money?” “Of course not, silly,” is the reply, “but the people will believe anything we tell them.” Someone else speaks up with these great words of wisdom, “I know, let us do a…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Gwinnett County data manager takes home big prize in the Super Millions Second Chance Drawing.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A father of three who is no stranger to winning the lottery has struck it rich again. Hugh Hamley of Hoschton won $1 million in the Super Millions Second Chance drawing. In 2010, Hamley won $10,000 by participating in the Maximum Green Monthly Extra Chance Drawing. “I got a call from a friend in Tennessee who saw my name on the news,” Hamley said in a released statement. “I checked on the computer, and I was antsy trying to figure out what to do.” With the million-dollar prize, Hamley is ready to start thinking about his retirement. “I’ve been thinking about the type of lifestyle I want to have when I retire,” he shared. “But I’m going to stick to my plan and continue working.” For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp., visit www.…
Monday, July 23, 2012
Online ticket sales are expected to begin this fall for Powerball, Mega Millions and Fantasy 5.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Last week, lottery officials approved an online system for selling tickets for the Powerball, Mega Millions and Fantasy 5 Georgia lottery games, GPB News reports. The new system, which is expected to go into effect in the fall, would require that ticket purchasers be at least 18 years of age and reside in Georgia. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the new system is expected to increase Georgia Lottery revenue by millions and open the lottery to more players. “I think that is a useful area to explore,” Gov. Nathan Deal told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It does open the participation up to a generation of younger citizens of our state who might not take the time to go to a store to physically purchase a ticket.” Proceeds …