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NEARLY 55,000 WEEKEND WINS IN TENNESSEE; Mega Millions jackpot win in TX
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Media Contact:  Rachel Petrie
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NASHVILLE - This weekend's drawings of the Tennessee Lottery’s popular online games of Mega Millions, Powerball and Tennessee Cash produced an incredible 54,979 winners. Among those winners, a player in Paris who matched all 5 of 5 white balls in Friday night’s Tennessee Cash drawing to win the $18,071 prize. In addition, a winning ticket for Friday’s drawing of the $35 million Mega Millions jackpot was sold in Texas.

Please note, all Tennessee Lottery offices will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

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 Education 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 $2 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won $4.54 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned $496.4 million in retailer commissions.

For more information, please visit For information about about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit To see a county-by-county breakdown of the number of students who benefit, visit

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