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Sunday, December 23, 2012
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Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Claus came early for a Tennessee Lottery player in Jefferson City, who won $300,000 after Friday night's Tennessee Cash drawing. This is the 18th jackpot hit this year for the Lottery's own in-state drawing-style game. See and click "details" for more details about how many additional winners there were for each prize level of the game. No additional information about the jackpot winner is available until the player redeems the prize. *Please note the Tennessee Lottery offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24-25. All offices will reopen on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

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 $2.47 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $5.6 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned more than $615 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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