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$345 MILLION IN JACKPOT PRIZES UP FOR GRABS THIS WEEK!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
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The top prizes for the Tennessee Lottery’s two mega-jackpot games have each reached triple digits, offering players the chance to win a combined total of $345 million in jackpot prizes this week.

The MEGA MILLIONS jackpot stands at an estimated $244 MILLION for Tuesday night’s drawing, while the jackpot for POWERBALL is estimated at $101 MILLION for Wednesday night’s drawing.

“Jackpots of this size are a huge boost for the education programs we fund,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery. “And while we hope Tennesseans will join the fun and play both of these mega-games, we ask that they do so responsibly. Remember, it only takes one to win.”

In addition to the jackpot prizes, both MEGA MILLIONS and POWERBALL offer a variety of additional cash prize levels. For details about how to play MEGA MILLIONS, POWERBALL, or any of the other games offered by the Tennessee Lottery, please visit www.tnlottery.com.

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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