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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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Eight lucky Tennesseans have won a variety of high-tech prizes by simply watching Powerball drawings. Their prizes include Sony® 3D Blu-Ray® Disc Players, Nintendo® Wii® Game System Bundles, Yamaha® Home Theatre Systems, Sharp® 26” HD/DVD Televisions, and and Garmin® GPS units.
It’s all part of “Watch to Win,” a promotion that began January 26 and ends this Saturday, February, 19. For each Powerball drawing that takes place during the promotion, a “secret word” is revealed. Once the word is displayed, players have 38 hours to enter the contest at

Tennessee winners include:

26" Sharp® HD/DVD Televisions
Laura Barnes, Shelbyville
Michele Bible; Harrison

Sony® 3D Blu-Ray® Disc Players
Brittanie Wardlow, Knoxville
Lynn Parker, Knoxville

Nintendo® Wii® Game System Bundles
Chadd Romkee, Mt. Juliet
Suzanne Moyers, Dandridge

Yamaha® Home Theatre Systems
Greg Miracle, Newport
Carrie Holt, Big Sandy

Garmin® GPS units
Brian Cox, Mt. Juliet
Amy Clinton, Knoxville

There is no purchase necessary to enter “Watch to Win,” but you must be at least 18 years old to enter. Only one entry is allowed per person, per household, per drawing. Please see official rules at

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 following the live drawing.

Questions about “Watch to Win” may be sent to 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 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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