General information about Georgia 5
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in August, 2010, or 8 years, 11 months and 14 days ago. Georgia 5 Lotto is currently available only in Georgia. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Georgia 5 Lotto. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Georgia Lottery (GALottery). In case you want to know more about Georgia Lottery (GALottery), here is their official website: https://www.galottery.com/en-us/home.html. Georgia Five results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Georgia Lottery (GALottery) can be reached via the following contact details:
- Georgia Lottery Corporation: 250 Williams Street, Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30303
- Main Office: 404-215-5000
- Hotline: 1-800-GA-LUCKY
- Email: [email protected]
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Georgia Five results
Georgia Five results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Georgia Lottery (GALottery) in Atlanta. At the moment, draws are held 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 12:29 PM (Midday) and 6:59 PM (Evening) Eastern Time. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on August 1, 2010, or 8 years, 11 months and 14 days ago.
How it works: picking up Georgia Five numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 5 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose five main Georgia Five numbers from the range between 0 and 9 Georgia Five numbers. Pay attention that there are neither bonus, nor additional numbers.
Georgia 5 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers 11 prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that Georgia 5 Lotto is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for $10,000. Luckily, the fact that the jackpot is quite modest is compensated by indeed high winning odds! As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 100,000. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the five Georgia Five numbers. The most important thing is to guess them in the exact order, however. For more information, please look at the table below:
All 5 numbers
1 : 100,000
First (or last) 4 numbers
1 : 5,556
First 3 numbers + last number
1 : 11,111
First number + last 3 numbers
1 : 11,111
First (or last) 3 numbers
1 : 617
First 2 numbers + last 2 numbers
1 : 11,111
First 2 numbers + last number
1 : 1,235
First number + last 2 numbers
1 : 1,235
First (or last) 2 numbers
1 : 62
First number + last number
1 : 123
First (or last) number
1 : 6
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 5,26.
Georgia 5 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $1. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Georgia Five numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 2, 3, and 4. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 8, 1, and 9.
Payouts of Georgia 5 prizes
Keep in mind that Georgia 5 Lotto jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. It can be redeemed at the operator's HQ and district offices, usually on the day of the claim. Besides, the top prize is payable at the operator's kiosks. This applies to prizes of other categories as well. Amounts under $600 can also be received at lottery retailers. Finally, winning tickets can be sent by mail. Unfortunately, Georgia 5 Lotto winnings are subject to taxation: for the US citizens, these are 25% federal and 6% state income tax. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within 180 days from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Georgia Five results.