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$1 million Powerball ticket purchased online is latest example of Georgia Lottery app’s growing popularity


The Powerball jackpot keeps growing.

It is expected to reach a record close to $1.5 billion after no one won Wednesday’s jackpot. But two winners in Georgia walked away with $1 million, including one who purchased their ticket through the Georgia Lottery’s mobile app.

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“It must be so exciting because they get notified right after they win a prize,” said Georgia Lottery CEO Gretchen Corbin.

Corbin says the lottery does not put the million dollars directly into the player’s online account. A winner must claim any prize over $600 from a Georgia Lottery office.

In our age of endless online hacks, Corbin says their systems are secure.

“Incredibly safe. The Georgia Lottery is about integrity and credibility and we take that very seriously. We want to make sure we do everything for our players and our customers,” Corbin said.


The Georgia Lottery also limits the amount of money players can put into their online accounts to prevent a player from overspending.

Something online gamer Ed Lorenz says all online gamers need to be careful of.

“It was easy. It was practical and I limited myself,” Lorenz said. “That was the big thing I did, limiting myself.”

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Over the past month, the app has had big winners from Lawrenceville, Brookhaven, Douglasville, and McDonough.

On Wednesday alone, the Georgia Lottery said it sold 1.2 million tickets online. This is the most ever recorded in a single day.


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