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Founded in 1992, the Georgia Lottery initially offered a single weekly lottery, before joining Powerball and Mega Millions in the mid 1990s. Since then, several additional games have been added, giving Georgia residents multiple opportunities a day to win potentially life-changing prizes.
Like in most other US states, the primary beneficiaries of Georgia Lottery proceeds are state education providers, with over $1 billion a year in funding going to various initiatives, including scholarships and pre-kindergarten programs.
Powerball is a world-famous lottery renowned for its long odds and often lucrative jackpots.
Powerball tickets cost $2.00, with players choosing five numbers between 1 and 69 plus a Powerball number between 1 and 26. Participants can choose their numbers manually or go for a Quick Pick for the main numbers in the Powerball draw or for both. A Power Play option is also available, costing $1.00 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.
Mega Millions is another world-renowned lottery that’s even harder to win than Powerball, but with a very similar format.
As with Powerball, tickets cost $2.00.
Players must choose five numbers between 1 and 70 and a Mega Ball number between 1 and 25, with a Quick Pick option also being available for those wishing to play with random selections. Mega Millions has an additional Megaplier option for $1.00, for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes up to 10 times.
Cash4Life is a popular multi-jurisdictional game played across nine states, giving players the chance to win $1,000 a day (paid as $365,000 annually) for the rest of their lives.
Tickets cost $2.00, with players choosing five main numbers from 1 to 60 and a Cash Ball number between 1 and 4. Quick Pick is also available for those who want to play with random selections.
Jumbo Bucks Lotto is a traditional-style lottery game that costs just $1.00 to enter.
Players choose six numbers between 1 and 47 or can go for a Quick Pick to play with random selections. Players can also enter the Ca$h Match game for an additional $1.00, for the chance to win instant cash prizes of up to $500.
KENO! is Georgia Lottery’s version of a traditional Keno game, including multiple entry options and the opportunity to enhance the base prize.
Players must first decide on how many numbers to match from one to 10, before choosing the relevant number of selections between 1 and 80. Finally, players then decide whether to add a Bulls-Eye or Multiplier to their ticket for the chance to win bigger prizes. Players who add these options choose a stake from $1 to $10 (round numbers only), with this stake then becoming the multiplier for all prizes.
Fantasy 5 is a straightforward lottery that costs just $1.00 to enter.
Players choose five numbers from 1 to 42 or can go for a Quick Pick to play with random selections. For an extra $1.00, participants can play the instant-win Ca$h Match game for the opportunity to win up to $500 on the spot!
Georgia Five is a Pick 5 game with a very straightforward single mode of entry.
Players choose five numbers from 0 to 9, and because each number is chosen independently, players can make repeat selections if desired. Rather than choosing the type of bet to place as in most other Pick-style games, all players compete for the jackpot, which is won by matching all five numbers in the order drawn. There are, however, 10 secondary prize tiers, with players able to win a prize for matching just a single number!
Cash Pop is a unique lottery in which players can choose every available number if they wish, although this would potentially result in a loss due to how the game’s prizes are calculated.
To enter Cash Pop, choose up to 15 numbers between 1 and 15. Players must then choose either a $1.00, $2.00 or $5.00 stake per number, for a ticket price that can be anything from $1.00 to $75!
The potential prize value is printed on the ticket at random upon purchase. A player with a $75 entry could therefore win as little as $25, while a player staking just $1.00 could win up to $250!
Cash 4 is a Pick 4 game with multiple entry options and chances to win. Players can stake either $0.50 or $1.00.
Players must choose four numbers from 0 to 9, and because each number is chosen independently, the same number can be chosen repeatedly if desired. Participants then choose whether to bet on matching their numbers in the order drawn, in any order, or split their stake equally between both options.
Cash 3 is a Pick 3 game that enables players to choose how they wish to participate. Players can stake either $0.50 or $1.00.
Players must choose three numbers between 0 and 9, and because each number is chosen independently, the same number can be chosen two or three times if desired. Having chosen their numbers, participants then choose whether to bet on matching all three numbers in the order drawn, in any order, or to split the stake equally between both options.
Players can also choose just two numbers if they wish, and then bet on matching these in exact order, as either the first or second pair of numbers drawn.
The table below provides an overview of the schedule for each Georgia lottery game.
While the Cash 3 and Cash Pop games have the most attractive odds, the best value game is arguably Cash4Life, which gives players the chance to win $1,000 a day for the rest of their lives!
All Georgia Lottery games have Advance Play options, with the number of draws that players can enter at once highlighted in the below table.
Known as Scratchers in Georgia, Scratch-offs have multiple prizes, with jackpots typically being proportional to the cost of the scratch-off itself. Georgia Lottery scratch-offs range inprice from $1.00 to $30, with jackpots ranging from $500 to $10 million!
Lower-priced scratch-offs typically have winning odds of around 1 in 5, with the more lucrative games having winning odds of around 1 in 2.5.
The Georgia Lottery keeps scratch-offs on sale even after all jackpots have been won, but does highlight on its website the dates on which tickets will no longer be available for sale and the deadlines for claiming prizes.
Detailed information about scratch-offs, prize tiers, payouts and odds is available on the official Georgia Lottery website.
The tables below highlight taxes payable on Georgia Lottery prizes.
Georgia Lottery Taxes for U.S. citizens and residentsamount to 30% on prizes exceeding $5,000, as detailed below.
Georgia Lottery Taxes for non-U.S. citizens or non-residentsamount to 36% on all prizes exceeding $600, as detailed below.
There are multiple ways to claim winnings.
Prizes of $600 or lesscan be claimed:
Prizes exceeding $600can be claimed:
All claims for prizes exceeding $600 must be accompanied by a completed Winner Claim Form, which can be downloaded here, plus two forms of identification such as a Government-issued photo ID and social security card. Further information about the Georgia Lottery’s identification policy is available here. All tickets sent via mail must be signed.
While the value of the most lucrative Georgia Lottery scratch-offs change periodically, the biggest jackpot on offer is typically around $10 million.
Yes, tickets for both state-specific and multi-jurisdictional games can be purchased from the Georgia Lottery website.
Tax of either 30% or 36% applies on Georgia Lottery winnings, depending on where players reside and their citizenship and residency status.
For U.S. citizens and residents, 30% taxapplies on all Georgia Lottery prizes of over $5,000, of which 6% is state tax and 24% is federal tax.
Non-U.S. citizens or non-residentspay 36% taxon all prizes over $600, of which 6% is state tax and 30% is federal tax.
Players should note that all wins of over $2,500 will be checked against the claimant’s details for any outstanding child support payments. Likewise, wins exceeding $5,000 will be checked for existing student loans or outstanding state tax payments.
Some Georgia lottery games provide winners with the option of receiving regular payments or lump sums, while others pay out lump sums only.
Prizes of up to $499,999, which are claimed in person at the Georgia Lottery headquarters or at a district office, are paid out the same day.
Prizes exceeding $500,000,which are claimed in person at the Georgia Lottery headquarters or at a district office, are paid out within five to 10 business days.
Prizes claimed by mail are typically paid out in four to six weeks.Players should note that the processing of Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots may take longer in the event of a significant jackpot or because of multiple winners from various states.
Players who win the Cash4Life jackpot will receive annual payments of $365,000 for the rest of their lives. Unlike some of the other states that participate in Cash4Life, the Georgia Lottery does not offer a lump sum payment option.