Thu., March 7, 2013 7:24pm
State lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that would allow the state to regulate video poker machines that award non-cash prizes.
Wed., November 28, 2012 4:19pm
The Georgia Lottery started offering online ticket sales for some games on Sunday, a cultural shift in a state where leaders have long opposed expanding gambling. Experts say it’s hard for states to turn away the potential new revenue and resistance to gambling is getting weaker.
Wed., November 28, 2012 8:36am
Authorities say a $49 million winning lottery ticket has been sold in south Georgia. With many lottery players focused on a record $500 Powerball jackpot that has yet to be won, the winning Georgia ticket matched all six numbers from a Tuesday night drawing in another game, Mega Millions.
Fri., October 12, 2012 9:17am
A member of the Georgia Lottery Board says she resigned because she felt the board was being pressured to hire the governor's budget director to run the lottery, one of the nation's most successful.
Mon., January 9, 2012 6:55pm
State officials overseeing the HOPE scholarship told legislators Monday that by 2016, the college scholarship will cover less than half of the University of Georgia’s tuition and fees if lottery proceeds remain constant. Officials say the lottery would need $100 million more a year to avoid that scenario.
Sat., July 16, 2011 8:30am
Georgia Lottery officials say sales have exceeded $3.5 billion for the fourth year in a row. Lottery President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco said despite a tough economy, the lottery only experienced about a 1 percent dip in sales.
Thu., February 24, 2011 12:59pm
A sweeping overhaul of the state's lottery-funded HOPE scholarship has rapidly cleared two hurdles in the Georgia Legislature. The House Appropriations Committee approved the bill 60-2 Thursday morning soon after the higher education subcomittee signed off on it.
Thu., February 17, 2011 5:59pm
State lottery sales can no longer keep up with demand for the HOPE scholarship. Lawmakers plan to introduce legislation on Tuesday to remedy Hope's depleting funds.
Fri., December 17, 2010 11:55am
Beginning July 1, a book allowance that helps students pay for textbooks will be cut in half, the Georgia Student Finance Commission said.
Mon., June 14, 2010 4:06pm
Machine troubles cause a bonus drawing on July 5th.