Can I remain anonymous if I win the lottery in Georgia?
Yes, Georgia is one of the few states that allows jackpot winners to remain anonymous.
How long does it take to receive GA Lottery winnings?
Prizes of up to $250,000 are typically paid out on the same day that they’re claimed. Prizes between $250,000 and $499,999 can be paid out if claimants arrive at the GLC headquarters or district office before 4 pm; those who arrive after 4 pm will receive payment the following day. Prizes of $500,000 or more are generally paid within 5-10 business days from the date of claim and are electronically deposited into the winner’s bank account.
How much will I pay in taxes if I win the Georgia lottery?
All Georgia Lottery prizes are subject to applicable federal and state withholdings, and state and federal income taxes. The Georgia Lottery reports the names of winners of prizes greater than $600 to the IRS and the Georgia Department of Revenue. The Georgia state income tax of 6% and federal income tax of 24% are withheld from prizes of more than $5,000 at the time the prize is claimed.
Can I buy a GA Lottery ticket online?
No, tickets must be purchased through an authorized retailer.
About the Georgia Lottery
The Georgia Lottery Commission, known commonly as the Georgia Lottery, was established in 1992 with the passage of the Georgia Lottery for Education Act. By law, a third of all lottery revenue in Georgia goes toward education in the state, and the Georgia Lottery’s mission is to maximize revenues for specific educational programs. In the 2019 fiscal year, the Georgia Lottery transferred more than $1.2 billion to the Lottery for Education Account, amounting to an average of $3.3 million raised every day for the HOPE and Pre-K programs. The Georgia Lottery ranks #3 in highest per capita returns to beneficiaries for state lotteries.
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