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Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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The Tennessee Lottery invites “Wheel Watchers” and newcomers alike to play its version of the longstanding television game show, Wheel of Fortune. The game offers the chance to win up to $100,000 instantly and the opportunity to win one of four trips to Hollywood from a series of second chance drawings. The Lottery has also joined in a multi-state ad campaign featuring Pat Sajak and Vanna White to promote the new game.
“We are delighted to partner with this immensely popular television game show to produce a new Wheel of Fortune instant ticket,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation. “Awarding fun trips along with cash prizes has proved popular in the past, and we think this game will provide great entertainment for all players and help fund the education programs we support.”
Another new feature the Wheel of Fortune instant game offers is the chance to play an online version of the game after registering an eligible non-winning ticket.
Players are also invited to visit the Lottery’s new Facebook page, which encourages player discussion and fun.
For those who win a trip to Tinseltown, there will be a chance to be randomly selected to play an exclusive, non-broadcast lottery players-only Wheel of Fortune game with Pat Sajak and Vanna White. They may also be selected to spin the Bonus Wheel for up to $1 million! In addition, all trip winners are guaranteed the chance to spin the Wheel to win from $300 to $10,000.
And the fun doesn’t stop there: Entries not selected for the Hollywood Trip will be entered into a preliminary Second-Chance Drawing where three names will be selected for a Multi-State Drawing for a cash prize of up to $1 million. The Tennessee Lottery will also hold a final Grand Prize drawing for $100,000. If you weren’t already a “Wheel Watcher,” now’s the perfect time to become one!

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 $4.66 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned $509 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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