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MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT SOARS TO $196 MILLION! Powerball jackpot hit in New York
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
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Weekend news from the Tennessee Lottery includes a MEGA MILLIONS jackpot that has grown to a whopping $196 million for Tuesday night's drawing. The weekend drawings also created more than 30,000 winning tickets in Tennessee, while a ticket purchased in New York matched all six POWERBALL numbers to win the jackpot of $48.8 million.

Please visit and click on “winning numbers” for complete detailed charts on all Lottery drawings. Look for drawing broadcasts on Lottery partner stations throughout the state. Please note that broadcast times may vary.

About the Tennessee Education Lottery

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation 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 initiatives including college scholarships and after-school programs. Since the Tennessee Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $1.8 billion for these programs, and returned to Tennessee communities more than $4.10 billion in prizes and more than $449.7 million in retailer commissions. For more information, please visit For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit To see a county-by-county breakdown of the number of students who benefit, visit


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