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Monday, July 7, 2008
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NASHVILLE - Email users are asked to beware of a fraudulent email circulating nationwide suggesting recipients are prize winners of the Tennessee Lottery. The email asks recipients for a payment to cover processing fees.

The Tennessee Lottery never requires fees to claim a prize and asks that anyone who receives such an email or letter to disregard it.

Please visit our website at and click on “avoid scams” for information concerning guidelines and suggestions to help you avoid frauds and scams.

Since the Tennessee Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $1.1 billion to fund specific education programs, including college scholarships, pre-kindergarten and after-school programs. For more information, please visit For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit


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