With excitement building over an eye-popping $320 million Powerball jackpot and a near-record $925,000 Tennessee Cash jackpot up for grabs, the Tennessee Lottery is encouraging players to get their tickets early, have fun and play responsibly.
“It only takes one to win,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation. “Players are excited over big jackpots like these, sales are on the rise, and it’s all for a great cause. We encourage people to have fun, but to always play responsibly.”
Saturday’s Powerball drawing features the largest jackpot since the record-breaking $587.5 grand prize was won on Nov. 29, while tonight’s Tennessee Cash jackpot ranks as the third highest since the game was launched in October 2010.
As of March 20, Powerball players in Tennessee have won more than $324.5 million in prizes, while Tennessee Cash players have won more than $24.3 million in prizes since the game began.
Players must purchase Tennessee Cash tickets by 10:15 p.m CT/11:15 p.m. ET on the night of the drawing (tonight). Powerball tickets must be purchased by 8:59 p.m.CT/9:59 ET on the night of the drawing (Saturday).
Tennessee Cash is a drawing-style game only available in Tennessee. Powerball is a drawing-style game sold in 44 jurisdictions across the United States.
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 $2.55 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $5.8 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned more than $636 million in retailer commissions.
For more information, please visit www.tnlottery.com. For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit www.collegepaystn.com. To see a county-by-county breakdown of the number of students who benefit, visit www.seehowitaddsup.com.
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