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Ga. Lottery wins Emmy
Ga. Lottery wins Emmy

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Lottery won a Emmy Award for its television special, "Georgia Lottery's All Access Music Search."

PHOTOS | 2012 Regional Emmy Awards

Georgia Lottery president and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco claimed her award Saturday. The televised music competition won in the category Television Programming Excellence: Special Event Coverage -- Live.

"Georgia Lottery's All Access Music Search" was a statewide "American Idol"-style competition that featured local music superstars, including Monica and Clay Cook of the Zac Brown Band, as judges.

Winners were determined through a combination of online voting and judges' opinions:

Pop/R&B
Xavier Lewis ("The Antidote to R&B"), Loganville

Country
Hannah Thomas, Covington

Hip-Hop/Rap
KidSyc@Brandywine, Savannah

Rock
theKey, Macon