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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
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NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Lottery is kicking off 2010 with the launch of “Fast 5’s,” the first instant game to offer cash prizes and free tickets for a different Lottery game. Not only do players have the chance to win up to $25,000 in cash, but they can win a PICK 5 Quick Pick ticket for the next available PICK 5 drawing and cash.

“This is just the first of several new games we will launch in 2010,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO. “Introducing creative and fun games such as Fast 5’s will help us continue to raise millions for the education programs we fund.”

“Fast 5’s,” on sale at Lottery retailers throughout the state this week, is a $2 instant ticket that offers a chance to win a PICK 5 Quick Pick ticket and cash. Additional details include:
• The PICK 5 Quick Pick ticket will be eligible for the next available PICK 5 drawing.
• Fast 5’s winning tickets that include a free Quick Pick ticket will not be validated during the PICK 5 draw break, which occurs from 10:15 p.m. CT until 10:35 p.m. CT on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
• PICK 5 is Tennessee’s own lotto-style game that offers the chance to win by matching two, three, four or five of five numbers drawn in any order. PICK 5 jackpots begin at $40,000 and have grown to more than $1 million!

The Tennessee Education Lottery operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Net proceeds from sales of Lottery tickets, currently averaging over $5 million per week, fund specific education programs, including college scholarships, pre-kindergarten and after-school programs. Since the Tennessee Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $1.5 billion for these programs, and returned nearly $3.4 billion in prizes and more than $375 million in retailer commissions. For more information, please visit For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit


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