Georgia Lottery: What You Should Know About the Lottery in Georgia

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Georgia Lottery games are the most popular way to get lucky in the Peach State, paying out over $3.5 billion to winners in 2022.  As we wait for legal sports betting in Georgia to arrive, you will pleased to know that the lottery is completely legal. This page covers the full suite of games, prizes, promos, and everything else you need to know about the GA Lottery.

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Georgia Lottery Games

Georgia Lottery games give players endless opportunities to rake in the big bucks. Popular multi-state games like Mega Millions and Powerball have jackpots starting at $20 million. Georgia State Lottery draw games offer more ways to win massive payouts with Cash Pop, Georgia 5, Jumbo Bucks Lotto, Cash 3, Cash 4, Fantasy 5, Cash4Life, and Georgia Keno. 

There are over 100 instant-play games with cash prizes as high as $22 million. Players can also choose from more than 70 online lottery GA games, called Diggi Games. These operate like regular instant wins, except lucky numbers and symbols are clicked instead of scratched. Georgia Raffle and Price is Right round out the Georgia State Lottery lineup.

Georgia Lottery Draw Games

Draw games are an easy way to get action on multi-million dollar jackpots. Players can cash in on matching selected or random "Quick Pik" numbers in a GA Lottery draw. This section covers rules, payouts, and overall odds of winning the best Georgia draw games.

Jumbo Bucks Lotto

Jumbo Bucks is a jackpot game with 6 numbers (1 to 47) to match for the chance to win the top prize. The jackpot starts at $1 million and keeps growing until there is a winner. Lower-tier prizes range between $5-$500. 

How to play Jumbo Bucks Lotto:

  • ✅ Pick 6 numbers (1-47) or use “Quik Pik”
  • ✅ Select the number of plays (up to 5)
  • ✅ Choose up to 26 draws
  • ✅ Add "Cash Match "(optional)

Each draw costs $1 or $2 with the Cash Match add-on to play for an extra $500. Players have a 1 in 10,737,573 shot at the jackpot. Winners can receive money from the jackpot prize as a single lump sum or 30 annual payments for 29 years. 

Cash Pop

Cash Pop is a daily Georgia State Lottery game that draws a number between 1-15 for the chance to win a cash prize. Players can draw all 15 numbers for a guaranteed win. Cash Pop tickets cost $1, $2, or $5 per number for each draw. 

How to play Cash Pop:

  • ✅ Select 1-15 numbers or use “Quik Pik”
  • ✅ Enter a wager amount ($1-$5)
  • ✅ Choose the number of draws (up to 5)

Prize amounts depend on the Cash Pop ticket price. Paying $5 for 15 numbers will return a $25-$1,250 on a winning ticket. Cash Pop winners for a $1 draw can claim up to $250 or $500 on a $2 draw. Overall odds of winning any money on Cash Pop is 1 in 15.

Fantasy 5

Fantasy 5 is a daily draw game with a rolling jackpot starting at $125,000. Tickets are sold for $1 per play or $2 for adding "Cash Match" (up to 14 consecutive draws). GA Lottery draws for Fantasy 5 are held every day at 11:34 PM ET.

How to play Fantasy 5:

  • ✅ Pick 5 numbers (1-42) or use “Quik Pik”
  • ✅ Choose the number of plays (up to 10)
  • ✅ Select up to 14 draws to play
  • ✅ Add "Cash Match" (optional)

Each cash prize for matching 1-5 numbers varies based on how many tickets are sold and the pool of winners. Players have a 1 in 850,668 chance of matching all 5 numbers to claim the jackpot prize.

Cash4Life

Cash4Life is a weekly draw game to win $365,000 ($1,000 a day) or $52,000 per year for life. Winners of either lifetime prize will receive annual payments for 20 years. Players also have the option to take a one-time cash payment of $7 million (jackpot) or $1 million (second prize).

How to play Cash4Life:

  • ✅ Select 5 numbers (1-60) and 1 Cash Ball number (1-4) or use “Quik Pik”
  • ✅ Choose the number of plays (up to 5)
  • ✅ Pick a single or multi-draw (up to 26)

Each draw is $2 per play. Match 5 numbers and the Cash Ball to collect the jackpot or just 5 numbers for the second prize. Other prizes start at $2 (match 1 number + Cash Ball) and go up to $2,500 (match 4 numbers + Cash Ball). The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 7.76.

Georgia Lottery Keno

Georgia Lottery Keno is a popular draw game with big payouts. There is a draw for 10 numbers held every 3.5 minutes. Prizes range from $5 (match 4 numbers) to $100,000 (match 10 numbers). 

How to play Georgia Keno:

  • ✅ Select up to 10 numbers (1-80) or use "Quik Pik"
  • ✅ Enter a wager amount for each draw ($1-$20)
  • ✅ Choose how many draws to play (up to 20)
  • ✅ Add a Multiplier (optional)
  • ✅ Add a Bulls-Eye (optional)

Players can win more money with a Bulls-Eye add-on (up to $200,000) or a multiplier to increase cash prizes up to 10 times the original amount. Ticket prices start at $1 and increase with wager amounts and add-ons. The odds of being a Georgina Keno winner are 1:9.05.

Multi-State Draw Games

Georgia Lottery multi-state draw games allow resident players and visitors to get a piece of a bigger pie. Georgia Powerball and Georgia Mega Millions pool money with other states to offer larger jackpot prizes. Sharing payouts means more players are competing for each cash prize. This can lower the odds of becoming a jackpot winner, but these lottery games are still loaded with plenty of ways to walk away with pockets full of cash.

Georgia Powerball

Georgia Powerball has a rolling jackpot starting at $40 million. The draw happens every week on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 11:00 PM ET. Players have to match all 5 numbers plus the Power Ball number to receive the jackpot cash. GA Powerball tickets cost $2 per play or $3 with a "Power Play" to multiply non-jackpot prizes up to 10 times.

How to play Georgia Powerball:

  • ✅ Pick 5 numbers (1-69) and 1 Powerball (1-26) or use “Quik Pik”
  • ✅ Select the number of plays (up to 5)
  • ✅ Choose 1-26 draws to play
  • ✅ Add “Power Play” multiplier (optional)

Match 5 winners (second place) will receive $2 million with a Power Play add-on ($1 million without). Other prize amounts are capped at $40-$500,000 with a 10X multiplier. Overall odds of winning any Georgia Powerball prize are 1 in 24.87.

Georgia Mega Millions

Georgia Mega Millions jackpot is currently estimated at $99 million. Draws are held every week on Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 PM ET. Each play is $2 with an optional "Megaplier" for an extra $1 to increase prize money up to $5 million (excluding the jackpot). Players can opt for "Just the Jackpot" instead for 2 chances to win the top prize.

How to play Georgia Mega Millions:

  • ✅ Choose 5 numbers (1-70) and a Mega Ball number (1-25) or use “Quik Pik”
  • ✅ Select 1-5 plays per draw
  • ✅ Pick the number of draws (up to 26)
  • ✅ Add Megaplier (optional)

Jackpot winners must match all 5 numbers and the Mega Ball. Second-place winners (match 5 numbers) receive $1 million or up to $5 million with a Megaplier. Other cash prizes range from $2 to $50,000. The chances of winning any GA Mega Millions prize are 1:24.

Instant Win Games

Instant win games (also called instant play or scratch games) deliver immediate cash prizes instead of waiting for a live draw date. Georgia State Lottery offers more than 100 classic scratchers with prizes up to $22 million. Players can buy scratch tickets from a licensed retailer for $1-$50.

Digital scratchers (called Diggi Games) are another way to collect prize money with instant play Georgia Lottery games. There are 70+ titles to choose from online that work just like scratch cards without any actual scratching.

Popular GA Lottery instant win games:

  • EmotiCollect Super Spin
  • Fast Money
  • Fortune Skies
  • Georgia Jackpot Bankroll
  • Jammin’ Gemstones
  • Jumbo Bucks
  • Lucky 7’s
  • Pots O’Plenty
  • Super Money
  • 30x The Money

Online Lottery Georgia games cost around $0.50-$30 per play. Winners can claim top payouts worth $10,000 all the way up to $10 million in prize money. The odds of winning Georgia Lottery Diggi Games vary for each game but generally range from 1:2 to 1:4.

Georgia Lottery App

Players can download the Georgia Lottery App on iOS and Android devices. Simply sign up for an account and complete the registration process to buy lotto tickets and play popular instant win games.

Georgia Lottery App Features:

  • Scan scratch and draw tickets
  • Check lottery game results and winning numbers
  • Find GA State Lottery retailers
  • Purchase KENO, Fantasy 5, Powerball, and Mega Millions tickets
  • Play instant win Diggi Games
  • Check the latest jackpot amounts
  • Get notifications for winning tickets purchased online
  • Receive automatic payouts under $600 in an online Lottery GA account

Players can opt in to receive mobile app or email notifications for jackpot prize results and reminders, special promotions, and other offers. Each account will have online safeguards for responsible gambling. Players will have access to helpful resources and tools like deposit limits and time notifications to wagers in check.

How to Purchase Lottery Tickets in Georgia

Players can create an online account to buy Georgia Lottery tickets online through the website. The other option is to select a game and fill out a play slip to buy a lottery ticket in person from an authorized retailer.

How to Find Georgia Lottery Results?

You can find the latest Georgia lottery results by downloading the official GA lottery app. The app lets you scan your Georgia scratcher tickets and draw game tickets to see if you have won. You can also check lottery winning numbers, find lottery retailers and purchase an assortment of lottery tickets. 

 

Are there any Promo Codes for the Lottery in GA?

There are no active Georgia Lottery promo codes to claim. Some recent Georgia Lottery Corporation promos were for Cash Pop Eat Week and Cash Pop Mystery Box, which let players enter non-winning Cash Pop tickets for the chance to win a prize. Promotions and offers are frequently updated, so it's worth checking back regularly to see if any new deals become available. You will be happy to know that unlike the lottery, you will find plenty of Georgia sportsbook promos when betting is legalized. 

Season Tickets

The Georgia Lottery Players Club is a free membership program that lets players enter non-winning tickets for a second-chance draw to win prizes, such as trips, electronics, and other exciting rewards. Creating an account also comes with exclusive access to special promotions and other member-only benefits.

Georgia Lottery History

The Georgia Lottery Corporation (GLC) was established in 1992. The first lottery games were Cash 3 and Georgia Millionaire. Since then, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has expanded across the state with more than 8,600 licensed retailers. Now there are more than 50 different Georgia State Lottery games and over 3 million registered players.

Georgia Lottery Corporation revenue and details about where the money goes are publicly available on the website. To date, more than $26.1 billion has been transferred to the students of Georgia. Other beneficiaries of Georgia State Lottery revenue include the HOPE Scholarship Program, the Pre-K Program, and the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.

Biggest Lottery Wins in Georgia

  • 💰 $648 million - In December 2013, two winners split the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot prize in US history. One of the winning tickets was sold in Georgia.
  • 💰 $318 million - In August 2022, a single winner claimed one of the largest Georgia Lottery wins from Mega Millions. The prize amount was the largest jackpot prize ever won by a single ticket.
  • 💰 $246.8 million - In September 2010, a couple from Summerville, GA, hit a big payout on Georgia Mega Millions. It was the biggest Mega Millions jackpot recorded by Georgia Lottery Headquarters at the time.
  • 💰 $223 million - In July 2013, a single winner claimed the Mega Millions jackpot. The ticket was sold in the Atlanta suburb of Brookhaven.
  • 💰 $107 million - In October 2011, a single winner from Stone Mountain, GA, claimed the second-largest Georgia Lottery jackpot at the time. The lottery prize was won on a Mega Millions draw.

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