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Sunday, January 16, 2011
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NASHVILLE - Over 43,000 players hold winning tickets from this weekend's Lottery drawings including a lucky player who purchased a Mega Millions ticket in Nashville and matched all 5 white balls to win $250,000! No additional information is available until the player redeems the prize. Please note, all Tennessee Lottery offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Lottery offices will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Jackpots for all drawing-style games rolled for this week's drawings and include a $300,000 top prize for TENNESSEE CASH, a $40 million top prize for MEGA MILLIONS and a $96 million top prize for POWERBALL.

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 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 programs, 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. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won $4.10 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned $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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