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  • Georgia Lottery generates record amounts for education November 4, 2020 6:44 pm WVGA Valdosta Today - Georgia Release: Gov. Kemp: Georgia Lottery Posts Record Quarter for HOPE, Pre-K NOVEMBER 02, 2020 Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced the Georgia Lottery Corp.’s most profitable quarter in its 27-year history. The Georgia Lottery registered more …
  • Georgia Lottery sets record for profits in first quarter November 3, 2020 6:06 am The Rome News-Tribune - Georgia The Georgia Lottery set a record for profits during the first quarter, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday. The lottery brought in almost $383.4 million during July, August and September, the most profitable quarter in the program’s history. That brought the …
  • Gift cards for gaming machines in Georgia draw praise October 23, 2020 12:12 am The Rome News-Tribune - Georgia Coin-operated machine supporters pressed state lawmakers Thursday to see the virtues of a new option to award gift cards as winnings instead of just lottery tickets, gasoline and in-store merchandise in Georgia convenience stores. A state Senate study …
  • Senator Walker highlights initiatives to support GA agriculture October 16, 2020 10:37 pm WVGA Valdosta Today - Georgia Release: Capitol Recap: Pandemic’s Impact on Food and Fiber, and Plans to Overcome By: Sen. Larry Walker (R – Perry) We’ve seen a drop in temperature over recent weeks and some crisp mornings. Fall is definitely in the air, which signals exciting Friday …
  • Lawmakers examining Georgia’s coin-operated amusement machines business September 24, 2020 11:52 pm The Rome News-Tribune - Georgia The coin-operated amusement machines (COAM) business in Georgia has been thriving since the Georgia Lottery Corp. took over regulating the industry in 2013, Lottery President and CEO Gretchen Corbin said Wednesday. Georgians spent more than $3 billion …
  • Fleeing suspect abandons winning lottery ticket September 16, 2020 3:08 pm Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Washington State Updated 7:01 am PDT, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 A suspect in Georgia left his good luck behind when he abandoned a winning lottery ticket while fleeing sheriff's deputies. AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images A suspect …
  • Israel inks pacts with 2 Arab states September 16, 2020 5:45 am Morning Journal News - Ohio WASHINGTON — Israel on Tuesday signed historic diplomatic pacts with two Gulf Arab states at a White House ceremony that President Donald Trump declared will mark the “dawn of a new Middle East,” casting himself as an international peacemaker at the height …
  • Fleeing suspect abandons winning lott... September 15, 2020 3:47 pm Express and Star A US suspect left his good luck behind when he abandoned a winning lottery ticket while fleeing sheriff’s officers. Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said the man had a Georgia Lottery scratchcard worth 100 dollars (£77) when he ran away during a traffic …
  • Sheriff: Fleeing suspect abandons winning lottery ticket September 15, 2020 3:07 pm Brandon Sun CANTON, Ga. - A suspect in Georgia left his good luck behind when he abandoned a winning lottery ticket while fleeing sheriff's deputies. The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office says the man had a Georgia Lottery scratch game card worth $100 when he …
  • Georgia Lottery overcomes COVID-19 hurdles to set record for funding education July 16, 2020 7:08 am The Rome News-Tribune - Georgia The Georgia Lottery has transferred more than $1.2 billion in profits from the fiscal year that ended June 30 to education, a record in the program’s 27-year history. The fiscal 2020 transfer brings the total the lottery has contributed to the HOPE …
  • Georgia lottery rakes in $1.24B, powering through pandemic July 15, 2020 11:33 pm Marietta Daily Journal - Georgia ATLANTA (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is no match for lottery players. The Georgia Lottery Corp. said that profits delivered to the state hit a new record of $1.24 billion for the budget year ended June 30. That continued a rebound after sales had …
  • Georgia, Pennsylvania hail online lotteries during pandemic lockdown July 15, 2020 10:17 pm Calvin Ayre Online lottery sales are proving to be the bridge that’s helping some US state lotteries get over pandemic shortfalls in retail sales. This week, the Georgia Lottery announced that it had booked a record $1.24b profit in the 12 months ending June 30, up …
  • Legalized gambling fails to reach finish line again in General Assembly July 5, 2020 2:42 am The Rome News-Tribune - Georgia With state tax collections running below expectations even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, supporters of legalized gambling in Georgia were optimistic they could finally prevail during the 2020 legislative session after years of failure. But even the …
  • Valdosta businesses raided for gambling violations June 10, 2020 10:41 pm WVGA Valdosta Today - Georgia Release: Businesses Raided for Gambling Violations Valdosta, GA (June 10, 2020) – On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, Thomas County Sheriff’s Office, Valdosta Police Department, …
  • Lawmakers float pay cuts for Georgia preschool teachers amid COVID-19 May 27, 2020 8:26 pm The Rome News-Tribune - Georgia The state could avoid furloughing pre-school teachers if they would be willing to absorb pay cuts rather than stay home, members of a Georgia Senate budget subcommittee suggested Tuesday. The Senate Appropriations Education Subcommittee kicked off two …

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