from the Georgia Lottery
ATLANTA – Georgians around the state are winning big in the new Georgia Lottery game Decades of Dollars. Eight players won $10,000 each in Thursday's drawing.
Two of the lucky tickets were purchased in Fayetteville. The other winning tickets were sold in: Albany, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Augusta, Palmetto and West Point.
Since Decades of Dollars debuted Jan. 30, a total of 36 players have won the game's $10,000 second prize.
Additional $10,000 tickets have been purchased in: Atlanta, Augusta, Cumming, Douglasville, Duluth, Ellerslie, Griffin, Hiram, Jefferson (2), Kingsland, Lawrenceville (2), Lithia Springs (2), Lithonia, Macon (2), Marietta (2), Monroe, Newnan (2), Riverdale, Savannah, Trion, West Point and Woodbine.
Decades of Dollars is a multi-state game played in Georgia, Kentucky and Virginia. The game offers a top prize of $250,000 a year for 30 years. Drawings are held at 11 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Tickets cost $2 per play.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $12.3 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia's Pre-K Program.
More than 1.3 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.