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The Georgia Lottery became the only state lottery to ever increase sales each year for the first six years! Last year, the Georgia Lottery grossed $1.736 billion! Since its inception, the Georgia Lottery has contributed over $3 billion to the state for education.
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Since 1970, the New Jersey Lottery has contributed more than 10 billion to support State Education and Institutions.
The establishment of the Kentucky Lottery was approved by voters and legislators in 1988. Tickets were first sold in April 1989. Since then the Kentucky Lottery has generated over $1.2 billion for the Commonwealth.
Lottery Winner's Quote of the Week
California Woman Wins $1,000,000
In Florida, Winning is All in the Family
Winners of the FLORIDA LOTTO $55
million jackpot from July 24 are Paul D. Jr. (left) and his father, Paul D. (right), both
of Ocala. They say they used a special set of numbers, and they plan to use some of their
winnings to build a family hunting camp, to make home repairs, and to take it easy. They
bought their lucky ticket at the Kash and Karry store in Gainesville, where Paul Jr.
formerly worked as the liquor store manager.
To say that Aaron N. is excited about winning $100,000 on the Viva Las Vegas scratch game is an understatement. He couldn't stop grinning this morning while at Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. Aaron stopped at a local laundromat on the way home from work last night. The change machine wouldn't accept the new $20 bill he had in his wallet, so he drove to Holiday, 7 NE Eighth St. in Buffalo for change. "I bought $5 in gas, one $5 Viva Las Vegas ticket and got two $5s as change," Aaron said. He scratched the ticket when he returned to the laundromat.
"I scratched the first line (of the Lucky Pairs game) -- nothing. I scratched the second line and got two 8s for $100,000. I asked another lady at the laundromat, 'Am I reading this right?' She told me that I won $100,000. I started shaking; I couldn't believe it."
The 27-year-old service advisor for Morrie's Buffalo Ford plans to replace his 1992 Ford Escort.
North Carolina Couple Claims Second Half OF $3.9 Million Lotto Jackpot
Walter and Joyce D. of Winston-Salem, North Carolina came to Lottery Headquarters in Richmond to claim their half of a $3.9 million Lotto jackpot prize. Their ticket was one of two that correctly matched all six numbers in the Saturday, July 17, 1999 Lotto drawing. The winning numbers were 02-20-21-25-28-42. Walter purchased the winning ticket from the Cana Exxon Stop, Highway 52 in Cana. He used the Easy Pick feature and allowed the terminal to select the winning combination. The store received a $5,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling a winning Lotto jackpot ticket. "I always travel across the border to this store to buy my tickets," said Walter. "I buy tickets for 20 advance drawings to keep from having to make so many trips," he added.
The estimated annuity value of this jackpot was $3.9 million. Because there were two winning tickets, each ticket was worth approximately $1.95 million. They chose Cash Option and received a one-time payment of $1,049,187 before taxes; $713,447 after taxes. The Lottery is required to withhold 28% for federal taxes and 4% for state taxes on all prizes over $5,000. The couple stated they have no immediate plans for their winnings and chose not to release any additional information. The other winning ticket for this jackpot was claimed by Bennie and Sandra A. of Rustburg. They also chose Cash Option.
Largest New York Lottery Prize in
History is Claimed
contributions to the Washington State General Fund by the Washington State Lottery have
surpassed $1.5 billion. The WSL was established in 1982. The money is used to support
education, human services, and natural resources.
Michigan Lottery Club Wins
$100,000 for Second Time in Two Weeks!
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