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Saturday, March 26, 2011
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NASHVILLE – The mega MEGA MILLIONS jackpot of $312 million was won by a player in New York, while nearly 40,000 winning tickets were produced in Tennessee alone after last night's climatic drawing. Meanwhile, lottery excitement continues with a $125 million POWERBALL jackpot up for grabs for tonight's drawing.

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

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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