- 1 Georgia Lottery
- 1.1 Everything You Need to Know About the Georgia (GA) Lottery
- 1.2 Georgia Lottery Games
- 1.3 Cash Pop
- 1.4 PowerBall
- 1.5 Mega Millions
- 1.6 Cash 3
- 1.7 Cash 4
- 1.8 Georgia 5
- 1.9 Jumbo Bucks Lotto
- 1.10 Fantasy 5
- 1.11 Cash4Life
- 1.12 Georgia Lottery Keno
- 1.13 Georgia Quick Pick
- 1.14 Georgia Second Chance Lottery
- 1.15 Player Zone
- 1.16 How Does the Second Chance Lottery Work?
- 1.17 Lottery Regulations in Georgia
- 1.18 How to Claim a Prize in Georgia?
- 1.19 In-Person Claim
- 1.20 Mail-in Claims
- 1.21 Georgia (GA) Lottery Office Address
- 1.22 Georgia Lottery Customer Support
- 1.23 Georgia Tax Information
- 1.24 FAQ’s
- 1.25 Important Reminder
Everything You Need to Know About the Georgia (GA) Lottery
The Georgia Lottery was founded in 1992 and started selling tickets in 1993. The earliest games of the lottery included Cash 3 and Georgia Millionaire. More than 8,600 authorized stores have been added to the Georgia Lottery Corporation’s network since that time. With over 3 million players enrolled, there are currently more than 50 distinct Georgia State Lottery games available.
On this website, you can see the revenue generated by the Georgia Lottery Corporation as well as information about where the money is spent. More than $26.1 billion has been given to Georgian students to this date. Georgia’s Pre-K Program, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, and HOPE Scholarship Program are among the organizations that get funding from the state lottery.
We’ll help you choose the games with the best chances of winning and keep you updated on any huge jackpots. The Georgia Lottery generates nearly $1 billion every year. That’s a lot! There are many lotto opportunities in the Peach State, with some enormous rewards to be won, and we’ve gathered all the most crucial information on the Georgia Lottery for your enjoyment and leisure.
Georgia Lottery Games
Players who participate in Georgia Lottery games have countless chances to win huge prizes. Mega Millions and Powerball, two well-known multi-state games, feature jackpots that start at $20 million. Cash4Life, Fantasy 5, Georgia Keno, Cash 3, Cash Pop, Georgia Five Jumbo Bucks Lotto, and, Cash 4, are additional draw games offered by the Georgia State Lottery that provide extra opportunities to win significant prizes.
Choose either one or more numbers between 1 and 15 and the amount you want to bet on each of them to play this Georgia Lottery game. The prize you receive will vary depending on how much you stake. Every day of the week, drawings take place at 8 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m., and 11:59 p.m. EST.
The Powerball jackpot game offered by the Georgia Lottery requires you to select five numbers from 1 to 69 as well as a Powerball number between 1 and 26. Each drawing costs $2 multiplied by how many times you want to play your ticket. You can also improve your non-jackpot prizes using Power Play. Draw on winning tickets take place on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Mega Millions, like the previously mentioned PowerBall, is a jackpot game that offers players the chance to win a massive jackpot that grows in value until it is won. Each play in Mega Millions costs $2, and players select five numbers from 1 to 70 as well as a Mega Ball number from 1 to 25. Every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. EST, the winning numbers are picked.
Cash 3 is a game in which a three-digit number is drawn. You decide which number between 0 and 999 you want to use, then you decide how your numbers will match the draw. Your best prediction might be that they will appear in exact order, with the front and back pairs matching or in some other way. By using the Advance Play or Multi-Draw options, you can also play the same number(s) in subsequent drawings. Every day of the week at 12:29 p.m., 6:59 p.m., and 11:34 p.m. EST, the numbers are drawn.
GA Cash 3 offers:
- Cash 3 Midday
- Cash 3 Evening
- Cash 3 Night
If you enjoyed Cash 3 from the Georgia lottery, you’ll enjoy this one too. The sole difference with Georgia Lottery Cash 4 is that you can choose four digits (from 0000 to 9999) rather than three. Additionally, there are three drawings each day, seven days a week. Your chances to win up to $5,000 are increased with each of them. At 12:29 PM, 6:59 PM, and 11:34 PM, Cash 4 drawings are conducted.
Cash 4 offers:
- Cash 4 Midday
- Cash 4 Evening
- Cash 4 Night
Georgia 5 is a five-digit number game and was launched on August 1st, 2010. Georgia 5 is drawn twice every day, and the top prize is $10,000. You can decide whether you want to participate in the Georgia 5 midday, evening, or both drawings.
Players do not have the option of placing straight, box, or wagers similar to those in other pick-3 and pick-4 games, which makes Georgia Five different from others. A participant wins if at least the first or last digit of the winning combination matches all five numbers in exact order to win the top prize.
Georgia 5 offers:
- Georgia Five Midday
- Georgia Five Evening
Jumbo Bucks has six numbers (1–47) that must match in order to qualify for the top prize. The jackpot begins at $1 million and increases until a winner is found. The lower-tier awards vary from $5 to $500.
Pick 6 numbers (ranging from 1–47) or use “Quik Pik” to play the Jumbo Bucks Lotto, and then choose the number of plays (up to 5). Next, select the number of draws you want to make—up to 26—and add a Cash Match if you’d like.
With the Cash Match add-on, each draw can be played for an additional $500 for $1 or $2. The winning chances of the jackpot are 1 in 10,737,573. The jackpot prize money can be given to winners in a single lump sum or spread over 30 annual payments over 29 years.
The rolling jackpot for the daily draw game Fantasy 5 starts at $125,000. The price of a ticket is $1 per play or $2 if “Cash Match” (as high as 14 continuous draws) is added. Every day at 11:34 PM ET, Fantasy 5 GA Lottery drawings take place.
The amount of money awarded for matching 1–5 numbers varies depending on the number of tickets sold and the number of winners. For the jackpot payout, there is a 1 in 850,668 chance that a player will match all five numbers.
A weekly drawing for the chance to win $52,000 a year for life, or $365,000 ($1,000 each day), is called Cash4Life. Both lifetime prizes come with 20 years of yearly payouts to the winners. A one-time cash reward of either $1 million for second place or $7 million for the jackpot is also available to players.
Each play costs $2 for each draw. To win the jackpot, you must match the Cash Ball with either five numbers or just five numbers for the second reward. In addition, other rewards range from $2 (match 1 number + Cash Ball) to $2,500 (match 4 numbers + Cash Ball). There is a 1 in 7.76 chance of winning any reward.
The popular draw game Georgia Lottery Keno offers substantial rewards. Every 3.5 minutes, a draw for 10 numbers takes place. The payouts range from $5 for matching four numbers to $100,000 for matching ten.
Bulls-Eye add-ons (up to $200,000) and multipliers, which multiply cash awards up to ten times their original value, are two ways that players can win additional money. Starting at $1, ticket costs rise with bet sizes and add-ons. The chances of winning Georgina Keno are 1:9.05.
Georgia Quick Pick
If you want to try your luck with random numbers, Quick Pick option offers you to select random numbers for you.
Georgia Lottery allows buyers to select quick pick option and computer automatically choose numbers for you in just a blink.
Georgia Second Chance Lottery
Out of the 44 states that have lottery programs, 43 of them have a Second Chance Lottery. Even though the state uses the second chance lottery to maximize profits, it may actually make it a lot easier for you to be the lucky winner! Thus, even if a ticket initially proves to be a disappointment, it still has the potential to net you money and prizes. You must now be feeling guilty about not knowing all of this before.
There are typically three ongoing second chance drawings for the Georgia Lottery. These usually award large sums of money or expensive vehicles. There are a couple of ways to participate in a second chance drawing run by the Georgia Lottery. The first is to visit the website and submit an authorized losing ticket. The other option is to scan it with the Georgia Lottery app.
The amount of money and prizes received in a second chance lottery is just as amazing as a prize from the first round! Additionally, there is no barrier preventing you from winning multiple times, so keep playing and cross your fingers!
All Georgia Lottery players are welcome to join the players club known as the Georgia Lottery Player Zone. It enables participation in second-chance drawings. Lottery tickets come with coupons for those who sign up. Membership owners of the Georgia Lottery Player Zone are notified of special occasions and winning lottery numbers.
How Does the Second Chance Lottery Work?
Although state-specific regulations are always different, you generally get entered into the Second Chance Lottery right away as you purchase a ticket and fail to win. To be eligible for a second chance prize, you are not required to have the winning lottery numbers, but the state also isn’t going to knock on your door and hand you a million dollars. Some sort of action is required on your end.
You must submit the losing ticket in order to participate, even though every non-winning ticket qualifies for the second chance drawing. Depending on the state, there are different ways to accomplish this. You can register losing tickets on online systems that many states offer.
It’s fairly simple to enter tickets into a system online. When prompted, you will enter data from the ticket and adhere to the on-screen instructions. Name, birthdate, and email are required inputs on the website.
Some states simplify the process by enabling you to digitally scan lottery tickets into the online system using the camera on your cell phone. Other states greatly increase the difficulty of claiming those second-chance prizes. Tickets might need to be mailed to a specific address. They might also instruct you to visit the lottery office in person or place your losing tickets in a mail box.
There may be more than one way to enter in many cases. To find out how to play the game the easiest way possible, check the regulations for your particular state.
Lottery Regulations in Georgia
As you are aware, each state in the United States has its own set of rules that its residents must follow, and the same can be stated for Lottery laws. Things that are permitted in Georgia might not be permitted in various states, and vice versa. These rules cover topics including the legal drinking age, taxes, anonymity, and rules for online lottery play. You must fulfill the following guidelines if you want to play GA Lottery games:
- 18 years is the legal age under the laws of the GA lottery
- You are not permitted to be a GA Lottery employee, a member of that person’s home, or a relative.
- To purchase tickets, you must be physically present in Georgia.
- You cannot resell the tickets to anybody underage.
- The tickets may not be forged, counterfeited, or taken.
- You have up to 15 minutes from the time of purchase to cancel your tickets for the CASH 3, CASH 4, and Georgia FIVE games.
- Cancellations are not permitted for Cash Pop, Powerball, Jumbo Bucks Lotto, Mega Millions, or Fantasy 5 games.
- You must present a valid driver’s license or Social Security card at the retail store where you purchased your ticket in order to be eligible to claim any prizes worth more than $600.
- You must provide an ID that verifies your Social Security number and your current residence in order to use the tickets you bought online (via the website or mobile app).
How to Claim a Prize in Georgia?
Before continuing, keep in mind that in the case of immediate games when a player can quickly determine whether they have won or lost in a Georgia lottery game, they must claim their prize payout within 90 days following the conclusion of the lottery game. They have 180 days to claim their win if it is a multistate lottery game like Mega Millions or Powerball, though. The table below summarizes the multiple processes for claiming lottery winnings in Georgia.
- To claim winnings up to $600 in person, visit any approved lottery retailer in Georgia. For rewards up to $600, you can also visit the Georgia Lottery office. You must return your signed winning ticket within this time frame.
- Prizes up to $600 can only be collected by yourself from the Georgia Lottery headquarters or any of the district offices. You must present two valid copies of ID cards as evidence of identity in order to receive rewards for this amount.
- You can mail in your claim for lottery winnings of all amounts. You only need to fill out a claim form that can be found on the lottery website, sign it, and submit it, along with a copy of your social security card and a valid government-issued photo ID, to the Georgia Lottery Office mailing address.
- Georgia Lottery Corporation, PO Box 56966, Atlanta, GA 30343, is where you can send the winning ticket by mail.
Georgia (GA) Lottery Office Address
Headquarters are located on 250 Williams Street, Suite 3000 Atlanta, GA.
Georgia Lottery Customer Support
Following channels can be used to get in contact with the GA Lottery representatives:
- Office telephone: 404-215-5000
- Contact form: glottery.com/en-us/contact-us.html
- Player information hotline: 1-800-GA-LUCKY (58259)
Georgia Tax Information
Taxes are applied to every lottery ticket sold in Georgia. The Georgia Lottery must also notify the Georgia Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service of the details of all prize winners who receive awards worth more than $600. A state income tax credit of 5.75% and a federal income tax of 24% are applied to winnings over $5,000, respectively.
Q1: How long does it take winners of the Georgia Lottery to receive their winnings?
Georgia prize claims sent over the mail typically take 4 to 6 weeks to be processed. Please keep in mind that high Mega Millions or Powerball wins may need long processing times.
Q2: Can lottery tickets be refunded once they have been purchased?
Ticket cancellation at the point of purchase is possible within a fifteen-minute window in only a few games, including CASH 3, Georgia FIVE games, and CASH 4. The Cash Pop, Powerball, Jumbo Bucks Lotto, Mega Millions, and Fantasy 5 games, however, do not allow ticket cancellations.
Q3: Is the GA Lottery available online?
In Georgia, there are more than 8,800 stores that offer lottery tickets. On the official GA Lottery website, players can now buy tickets for draw games and digital quick games.
Q4: Can I remain anonymous if I win the lottery?
The Georgia lottery allows winners who take home $250,000 or more to stay anonymous. Consult a lawyer if you won less than $250,000 but would prefer to remain anonymous because there might be a method to set it up in a trust that hides your identity.
Q5: Where i can watch georgia lottery results Live?
You can watch live streaming of Georgia Lottery winning numbers on WSBTV
Only purchase lottery tickets from licensed lottery shops. Refuse to buy a “winning ticket” from someone who approaches you or offers to have you claim it for them (for a price). It might not only be a scam, but it might also get you into legal problems.
One of the most popular lottery games in American history is Georgia Lotto, which sold $1.1 billion worth of tickets in its first year.
The GA lottery set a new record for per capita sales in its first year at $164.81. The previous high was $128, set by Florida in 1988.