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Thursday, August 16, 2012
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Wednesday’s exciting Powerball drawing for an incredible $320 million concluded with a jackpot win in the Great Lakes state while creating nearly 52,000 winning tickets in Tennessee alone. The Tennessee Lottery reminds players to check their tickets to see if they are winners of one of the eight non-jackpot prizes. Meanwhile, Wednesday night also saw a Tennessee Cash drawing that created more than 26,000 winning tickets and a jackpot that soared to $840,000 for Friday!

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 $5.3 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 $2.4 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $5.4 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned more than $594 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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