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“WATCH TO WIN” ADDITIONAL POWERBALL PRIZES Secret word gives players a chance to win high-tech merchandise
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
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NASHVILLE - In addition to offering multi-million dollar jackpots, Powerball is giving people the chance to win a variety of high-tech merchandise prizes for a limited time.

“Watch to Win” is a promotion that begins Wednesday, Jan. 26. To enter, players simply need to know the “secret word” that will be announced and displayed during eight consecutive Powerball television drawing shows, broadcast at 10 p.m. CT/11 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Once the word is displayed, players have 38 hours to enter the “Watch to Win” contest at www.powerball.com. Prizes range from home theatre systems and Nintendo Wii Game Systems to HD/DVD televisions and Sony Blue Ray Disc players.

“We thought it would be fun to add a twist to one of our players’ favorite games,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery. Ms. Hargrove is also the immediate past President of the Powerball Group and Vice Chair of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL). “Anything that draws additional interest to our games is sure to help the important education programs we fund.”

There is no purchase necessary to enter “Watch to Win,” but if you are in Tennessee you must be at least 18 years old and a Tennessee resident. Only one entry is allowed per person, per household, per drawing. Please see official rules, available at www.powerball.com. The drawing show is broadcast throughout Tennessee on the Lottery’s partner networks, which include: Chattanooga: WTVC Channel 9; Memphis: WREG Channel 3; Jackson: WBBJ Channel 7; Knoxville: WBIR Channel 10; Nashville: WKRN Channel 2, and in the Tri-cities area: WKPT Channel 19.

Please note that broadcast times may vary. The drawings may also be viewed at www.powerball.com following the live drawing.

Prizes that will be awarded during the contest period, which ends with the drawing on Feb. 19, include:

# of Prizes Prize
10 26” Sharp HD/DVD TV
15 HP Mini Notebook PC
24 Sony 3-D Blue Ray Disc Player
15 Nintendo Wii Game System Bundle
10 Yamaha Home Theatre System
10 Bose SoundDock Music System
32 Garmin GPS
18 Bose Quiet Comfort Headphones

Powerball has created 24 millionaires in Tennessee since the Tennessee Lottery launched the game in April 2004.

Questions about “Watch to Win” may be sent to WatchToWin@MUSL.com. Powerball is owned by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), which is a government-benefit, non-profit association owned and operated by 33 member lotteries. MUSL currently coordinates six multi-state games in the United States.

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 Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $1.9 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won $4.3 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned $472.6 million in retailer commissions. For more information, please visit www.tnlottery.com. For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit www.collegepaystn.com. To see a county-by-county breakdown of the number of students who benefit, visit www.seehowitaddsup.com.

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