Q&A on the News

Q: Did Pixar Animation Studios pay the U.S. Postal Service to make stamps with its movie characters, and if so, how much?

—Lorraine Battles, Atlanta

A: No, Pixar did not contribute to the cost of the stamps, Postal Service spokesman Roy Betts told Q&A on the News in an e-mail. It cost $425,000 to produce 200 million Send a Hello commemorative Forever stamps featuring characters from five films: "Cars," "Toy Story," "Ratatouille," "Wall-E" and "Up."

Q: I recently viewed an Illinois TV ad for the instant lottery game, Wheel of Fortune, the same instant game currently sold in Georgia. Are all Georgia instant lottery games shared with other state lotteries? Are the instant game odds of winning as stated on Georgia Lottery website specific for Georgia or for all tickets sold in all shared lottery states?

—Mark Taylor, Carrollton

A: Other state lotteries have launched a version of the Wheel of Fortune instant game, but the prizes and odds for the Georgia Lottery's Wheel of Fortune instant game are specific to Georgia, Georgia Lottery Corp. officials told Q&A on the News. Players can enter non-winning Georgia Lottery Wheel of Fortune tickets into a second chance promotion for a chance to win a Wheel of Fortune trip to Hollywood, up to $1 million and to play Wheel of Fortune alongside second chance winners from other lotteries. Additionally, all second chance entries will be entered into a Multi-State Second Chance $1 Million Bonus Prize Drawing.

Lori Johnston wrote this column. Do you have a question about the news? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or e-mail q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).