The Georgia Lottery was launched in 1992 in Georgia by the people of Georgia in order to help in the state’s education sector and to date, more than $22 billion has been allocated to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account. The first tickets for the Georgia lotto were sold in June 1993 and the rest is history. Georgia Lotto offers its punters with more than 90 games both instant and draw games. The draw games available on this platform are:
How do you play the Georgia Lottery?
The Georgia lottery consists of a number of games which are different in nature and these games have different rules and playstyles. This article will look at each game individually, clearly explaining what the game entails and how to play it.
The Powerball is a multi-state jackpot game which is very popular in the United States. The lottery has two weekly drawings every Wednesday and Saturday and the draws are held at 9:59 p.m. CT after ticket sales have ended at 8:59 p.m. Powerball is a two set lottery and in order for you to play the Powerball, you must select 5 numbers from 1 to 69 and one number from 1 to 26 for the Powerball, the selection can be done manually or using the Quick Pick option which randomly makes your selections. Powerball is not a cheap lottery, each time you play the Powerball, you must part ways with $2 which is the cost of play and the Power Play option adds $1 per play.
MegaMillions is a very popular lottery which is played in a total of 45 states in the U.S. as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The lottery was launched in 1996 and has evolved through the years because when it was initially launched, it was referred to as the Big Game, it was relaunched in 2002 as The Big Game Mega Millions temporarily, before being renamed Mega Millions. The lottery is a 5/70 lottery and when you are playing Mega Millions, you must select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 for the Mega Ball, the selection can be done manually or using the Quick Pick option which randomly makes your selections. This lottery is one of the most lucrative lotteries in the world with its record jackpot a staggering $1.537 billion which was won in 2018. The ticket cost is $2 per ticket and you can add $1 for the Megaplier.
Cash 4 Life
The USA Cash4Life is a very popular lottery which is operated by the New York Lottery in the United States of America. The lottery has been in existence for about 6 years now and their very first drawing was held in June 2014 and the lottery is available in nine states at the present moment namely; New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Maryland, Georgia and Florida . The game uses the format lottery 5/60+1/4 which includes both main balls and bonus balls. When playing this lottery, you have different options for claiming Cash for Life prizes and these vary according to states. Hitting the jackpot is not the only way of getting a prize from this lottery as there is a total of 9 prize categories altogether. In order for you to play the USA Cash4life 5/60, you need to select five numbers from 1 to 60 and select a Cash Ball number from 1 to 4. The selection can be done manually or through the use of the Quick Pick feature. For you to win the amazing jackpot prize, you have to match all five main numbers drawn as well as the Cash Ball. The cost of playing the USA Cash4life 5/60 is $2 per line. You can also add a Doubler for an additional $1 per play and this will double your non-“for Life” prizes.
The USA Cash4Life is a very popular lottery which is operated by the New York Lottery and is available in many other states including the state of Georgia. The lottery’s first draw was conducted in June 2014 and the game has grown from strength to strength ever since then. The USA Cash4Life game uses the matrix 5/60+1/4 which includes both main balls and bonus balls. When you are playing the USA Cash4Life, you must choose a total of 5 numbers from a number range of 1–60 and 1 Cash Ball number from a number range of 1–4. The selection can be either manual or you can use the Quick Pick feature for random selections. or choose your own lucky numbers. The Lottery game is very lucrative because if you manage to hit the jackpot (Matching all 5 numbers and the Cash Ball), you will win the grand prize of $1,000 a day for life or a lump sum of $7,000,000. Besides hitting the jackpot, there are a total of 8 other prize categories to win from. There are more opportunities to win because the lottery game is drawn 7 days a week at 9:00 pm and it will cost you just $2 to play.
The Cash 3 is a popular 3-digit number game where you could win up to $500. There are many opportunities of winning as there are three drawings a day, from Monday to Sunday at 12:29 p.m., 6:59 p.m. and 11:34 p.m. ET. The Cash 3 features 13 exciting ways to play and win Cash 3. You can play Cash 3 for $.50 or $1.00, where a $1.00 play can win up to $500 and a $0.50 play can win up to $250. When you are playing, you can choose many Play Styles from the following; exact order (straight), any order (box), straight/box, combo, 1-OFF, or match a pair of numbers (front pair or back pair). After selecting your Play Style, you can go on to choose your lucky numbers from 000-999.
As the name suggests, the Cash 4 is a 4-digit number where you could win up to a massive $5,000, not only that, you have three opportunities of winning daily as the games has three daily drawings from Monday to Sunday at 12:29 p.m., 6:59 p.m. and 11:34 p.m. ET. When playing Cash 4, you can play for $.50 or $1.00 and obviously these two tickets have varying payouts and a $1.00 play can win you up to $5,000 and a $0.50 play can win you up to $2,500. The Play Styles available for the Pick 4 are exact order (straight), any order (box), straight/box, combo, or 1-OFF. Select any of the mentioned Play Styles and choose your lucky numbers from 0000-9999.
Georgia FIVE is a daily game which offers you with not 1, not 2 but 15 ways to win. The game has two daily draws at 12:29 p.m. and 6:59 p.m where you could win up to $10,000. In order to play, you must pick 5 numbers in a single play area – one from each vertical column of 0 to 9. If you don’t want to do the manual selections, you can use the Quick Pick option and the cost of a single play is $1. If you match your numbers with the winning numbers in the exact order and position in a single play, you will win the jackpot prize of $10,000. You can still win even if you miss the 5 numbers because there are other prize categories.
Fantasy 5 is a daily jackpot which is only available to the Georgian residents. The jackpot for the Fantasy 5 starts at $125,000 and rolls over until it has been won. Each playslip has 10 play areas (A-J) with boxes numbered 1 to 42. Fill in the numbered boxes corresponding to the numbers you have chosen to play or select the Quik Pik (“QP”) option. If you select the Cash Match option, which will cost you an additional $1 per play, you will get a chance to win instant cash. The Fantasy 5 has cash prizes for matching 3, 4 or 5 numbers and all the prizes are pari-mutual, which means that if there is more than one winner, the prize will be equally shared among the winners.
Jumbo Bucks Lotto
Jumbo Bucks Lotto is a lotto game from the Georgia lottery whose Jackpots is a rollover which starts at $1 million, which makes it a big game. Jumbo Bucks Lotto is a 6/47 game and you are required to choose 6 numbers from 1 to 47 or use the Quik Pick option and have the selections made on your behalf. Each playslip has five play areas (A – E). You can play up to 5 times on each playslip and each play cost $1.
Cash Pop has five drawings a day, seven days a week, and playing is as easy as picking a number from 1-15. Drawings are held five times a day, seven days a week 8:00 am (Early Bird), 1:00 pm (Matinee), 5:00 pm (Drive Time), 8:00 pm (Primetime), and 11:59 pm (Night Owl)
When are the draws conducted?
Drawing times for the Georgia Lottery games are different as they are separate games altogether. Below are the draw dates and times for all the draws;
Game Draw Days Draw Times*
Powerball Wednesday & Saturday 10:59 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 11:00 PM
Cash4Life Daily 9:00 PM
Jumbo Bucks Monday & Thursday 11:00 PM
Fantasy 5 Daily 11:34 PM
Cash 3 Daily 12:29 PM, 6:59 PM & 11:34 PM
Cash 4 Daily 12:29 PM, 6:59 PM & 11:34 PM
FIVE Daily 12:29 PM & 6:59 PM
Cash Pop Daily 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 8:00 PM & 11:59 PM
Who can bet on the Georgia Lottery?
The Georgia lottery games can only be played by Georgia residents only However, you can take part in Powerball and Mega Millions from around the world.
How to claim your prize if you win?
Prizes of $600 or less can also be redeemed at any authorized Georgia Lottery retailer or Lottery office.
If you win any prize worth $601 or more, you’ll need to fill out a claim form and supply two types of identification to the Georgia Lottery commission in order to claim your winnings. For draw games, prizes must be redeemed within 180 days of the relevant drawing, and for instant tickets, within 90 days of the game Expired Date.