Georgia Lottery General Information
The Georgia Lottery plays four state drawn game - Cash 3 (with midday and evening draws), Cash 4
(with midday and evening drawss), Georgia Five (with midday and evening draws), and Fantasy 5.
Plus, four multiple-state games - Powerball, Mega Millions, Win For Life, and Decades of Dollars.
Compared to other states, the Georgia offers a high variety of lottery games.
Georgia lottery uses mechanical drawing system and drawings are televised live on WSB-TV, Channel 2 in Atlanta; WJBF-TV,
Channel 6 in Augusta; WRBL-TV, Channel 3 in Columbus; WMAZ-TV, Channel 13 in Macon; WSAV-TV, Channel 3 in Savannah; and WNEG-TV,
Channel 32 in Toccoa.
This page is a quick reference, or a summary of the most relevant information contained in the Georgia Lottery
web site. Links to details are provided for more pertinent information.
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Georgia Lotteries Drawing Days and Times
The following table lists the drawing schedule of all Georgia lottery games. Drawing times are local and approximate.
|Game||Draw Days||Draw Time|
|Cash 3 Day||Everyday||12:30 p.m|
|Cash 3 Evening||Everyday||7 p.m|
|Cash 4 Day||Everyday||12:30 p.m|
|Cash 4 Evening||Everyday||11 p.m|
|Georgia Five Day||Everyday||12:30 p.m|
|Georgia Five Evening||Everyday||7 p.m|
|Fantasy 5||Everyday||11 p.m|
|Mega Millions||Tuesday and Friday||11 p.m|
|Powerball||Wednesday and Saturday||11 p.m.|
|Win For Life||Wednesday and Saturday||11 p.m.|
|Decades of Dollars||Monday and Thursday||11 p.m.|
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays Cash 4 Evening and Fantasy 5 drawings are held at 11:34pm
Georgia Lottery Games - Types, Top Prizes, Odds
The following is a compact summary of each Georgia lottery game. It includes a brief description of how to play a game, the top
prizes/jackpots, and the odds of winning the top prize. You can click on a game name for detailed information.
|Game||How to Play||Top Prize||Top Prize Odds|
|Cash 3||Select 3-digits 000 to 999||$500||1 in 1,000|
|Cash 4||Select 4-digits 0000 to 9999||$5,000||1 in 10,000|
|Georgia Five||Select 5-digits 00000 to 99999||$50,000||1 in 100,000|
|Fantasy 5||Select 5 numbers, 1 through 39||$50,000 est.|
|1 in 575,757|
|Mega Millions||Select 5 numbers, 1 through 56 |
+ 1 Megaball number, 1 through 46
|1 in 175,711,536|
|Powerball||Select 5 numbers, 1 through 59 |
+ 1 Powerball number, 1 through 39
|1 in 195,249,054|
|Win For Life||Select 6 numbers, 1 through 42||$1,000 a week for life||1 in 5,245,786|
|Decades of Dollars||Select 6 numbers, 1 through 47 ||$250,000/year for 30 years, or $4,000,000||1 in 10,737,573|
Top prizes listed with "rollover" are the starting amount. The Jackpot prizes will grow after every draw until someone wins.
Pari-mutuel prize structure means players' winnings are determined by dividing the prize pool allocated for that winning category by the
number of winners.
Georgia Lottery General Rules and Regulations
The following are the most prominent rules and regulations that the player should be aware of before playing the Georgia lottery games.
- Georgia Lottery players must be 18 years of age or older.
- Tickets are ONLY available for purchase at authorized Georgia Lottery Agent Locations. Tickets are not sold by mail or through the Internet
- The following cannot play Georgia Lottery games : Anyone under the age of 18, Georgia Lottery employees, relatives of
Georgia Lottery employees living in the same household as the employee and certain employees of vendors who provide goods and
services to the Georgia Lottery.
- The Georgia Lottery Corporation does not offer sale of Georgia Lottery tickets via the mail or over the Internet.
- By law, all Georgia Lottery tickets must be purchased with cash only - credit cards, debit cards, checks or any form of
deferred payment are not acceptable forms of payment for Georgia Lottery tickets.
- Please see also the Georgia Lottery FAQ page
Claiming Prizes of the Georgia Lottery
Here are the steps you have to follow if you are a lucky winner of any Georgia lottery,
- All Georgia Lottery On-line games (Win for Life, Mega Millions, Powerball, Fantasy 5, Georgia FIVE, Cash 4, Cash 3) prizes must be claimed
within 180 days of the applicable draw date.
- Prizes of $600 or less may be redeemed at any Georgia Lottery retailer.
- For prizes above $600, winners must fill out a claim form and prizes can be claimed at any Georgia Lottery district office
or the Georgia Lottery's headquarters in Atlanta.
- All Georgia Lottery prizes are subject to applicable federal and state withholdings, and state and federal income taxes. The
GLC reports to the IRS and Georgia Department of Revenue the names of winners of prizes of $600 and above. Georgia state income
tax of 6% and federal income tax of 25% are withheld from prizes of more than $5,000 at the time the prize is claimed.
Additionally, the GLC is required to check for and deduct any outstanding child support payments for prizes of $2,500 and above
and student loans and state taxes for prizes of $5,000 and above, net of wager or ticket cost.
For further information, please see the
Georgia lottery How to Collect page.
Where do the Georgia Lottery profits go?
"Georgia Lottery proceeds are used to fund specific education programs: 1) With a 3.0 grade point average, Georgia students may
qualify for Georgia's HOPE scholarships that may be used at eligible public and private colleges and universities and public
technical colleges for tuition, mandatory fees, and book allowances; for tuition assistance for undergraduate students and
paraprofessionals who aspire to be teachers; and for tuition assistance to teachers who seek advanced degrees in critical
areas of need; 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 information can be found at: here
Information on Each Georgia Lottery Game
Further information on each Georgia lottery lottery game such as how to play, how to win, prizes, etc., is available on
this site at the following pages.
US-Lotteries.com is not in any way affiliated with the Georgia Lottery. The information listed here is just a summary of important facts
extracted from Georgia Lottery web site. The main purpose of US-Lotteries.com is to present statistics and analysis of winning numbers, plus, online
tools and calculators such as wheels and combinations generators. Click below to see the contents of the tools available for each game.
Win For Life
Decades of Dollars