Georgia

Code Section
50-27-1, et seq.

Distribution of Revenue
45% prize money; 35% of net proceeds to go to Lottery for Education Account (with 10% as a scholarship shortfall reserve account)

Additional Purpose
To support improvements and enhancements for educational purposes and programs; funds used as supplement, not substitute

Prize Subject to Garnishment
On prizes over $5,000, set-off for all debts over $100 owed to any state agency including taxes, child support, and judgments or liens

Time Limit to Claim Prize/Disposition
180 days/up to $200,000 to Department of Human Resources to treat compulsive gambling disorders with the rest added to a pool for future prizes or special prize promotions

Prohibited Related Activities
Sale only at set price by authorized retailer; sale to minors; stolen, forged, or counterfeited tickets


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