In a move that was cheered by lottery players around the country, the Georgia lottery said it will award a total of $1,001,000 in prizes to winners of the 2018 Georgia Lottery and Super Mega Millions.
The winners of each of the three big state lottery draws are to be announced this week.
The largest of the four drawing will be held on Monday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. at the New Jersey State Fairgrounds in New Jersey, where more than 12,000 people will enter the drawing.
The other two drawing will take place at the Fairgrounds at the end of March and the third will be on May 4.
In an update on Wednesday, the lottery said the winner of the drawing will receive $1M cash and the prize money will be divided among the two winners of that drawing.
In addition, the winner will receive a $1K cash bonus for the 2018 drawing.
It also noted that the total prize money from the 2018 draw will be distributed to the winners of both the 2018 and 2019 draws, who will receive the total of the cash prize and the $1k cash bonus.
The announcement came after the lottery’s director of operations and lottery official, Mike Gentry, was asked about the news by ABC News affiliate WSBTV in Atlanta.
Gentry said the state lottery has been awarding $1 Million prizes to its winners since 2008, and he was not aware of any other major state lottery drawing that had awarded that much cash to a winner.
“I think the $500 million, $1-million payout was a very unusual and unprecedented award,” he said.
Gentry did not offer details about how the lottery would split the money. “
The fact that it’s going to be a big one, the fact that we will get to be part of that is very exciting.”
Gentry did not offer details about how the lottery would split the money.
He also said the drawing would be conducted using the public’s information, so there is no need to fill out a form or submit anything to the lottery to be eligible for a prize.
The total cash payout for the draw is about $10.5M.
In total, more than $8 billion was paid out in state lottery revenue in 2018.
The amount of the winning amount was determined by an independent third-party firm, which determined the amount based on the number of states, counties and cities where lottery tickets are sold and on the amount of tickets sold in each state and county.
There were no state or local sales tax revenue to be split between the state and federal governments.
The winner of each drawing will have the right to claim a portion of the total payout, and will be able to claim the full payout if they win.
The state lottery said that all of the winner’s income will be paid into a trust, which will be administered by the Georgia Department of Revenue and managed by the lottery.
It said that the trust will be maintained for a minimum of 10 years, but could be extended.