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Georgia Lottery
January 12, 1989 Zell Miller announces his support for a Georgia lottery. At the time Zell was Lt. Governor and intending to run for governor.
  Zell Miller
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January 31, 1991 House votes to put up the question of instituting a Georgia lottery to the voters
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February 8, 1991 Senate votes to put up the question of instituting a Georgia lottery to the voters
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November 3, 1992 Georgia lottery is approved by the voters
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April 20, 1993 In a surprise announcement, Georgia does not select the low bid contractor to handle the new Georgia lottery, but GTECH, a Rhode Island company to which who had heavily lobbied for the contract.
  Georgia Lottery
May 13, 1993 Inquiry into lottery officials choice of GTECH as the lottery vendor for the Georgia Lottery Corp. was appropriate in spite of the fact that GTECH's bid was 33% higher than the low bidder
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June 29, 1993 Sales begin on Georgia Lottery first games: Instant Cash and Georgia Millionaire
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August 10, 1993 Georgia Lottery introduces Cash 3
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November 18, 1994 Georgia Lottery introduces Fantasy 5
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August 31, 1996 Georgia Lottery leaves the Powerball and joins The Big Game
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April 6, 1997 Georgia lottery introduces Cash 4
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November 12, 2001 Georgia Lottery introduces Lotto South
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April 16, 2002 Erika Greene wins 58 million dollars in the Big Game Georgia Lottery
  Georgia woman wins multi-state lottery
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May 17, 2002 Georgia Lottery introduces Mega-millions, new name for the "Big Game"
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September 8, 2003 Georgia Lottery Corporation annouces it has accepted Rebecca Paul's resignation.
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November 11, 2003 Stephen Cooke of Roswell, Georgia, arrived at Georgia Lottery headquarters with one winning ticket and realized that he purchased another tickets with the same combination. He walked away with 26 million dollars
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December 18, 2003 Margaret DeFrancisco Named President/CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corporation. DeFrancisco had been running the New York Lottery for four years.
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March 6, 2007 Eddie Nabors of Dalton, Ga. was one of two winners to share a $390 million Mega Millions jackpot - the largest in U.S. history.
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  Whitfield County, Georgia






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