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Thursday, June 6, 2013
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An extra buck added an extra $1 million to what’s now a $2 million prize for a lucky Powerball player who purchased a ticket in Mt. Juliet. The player’s ticket matched five numbers drawn in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, which is a guaranteed million-dollar prize. But since the player added the Power Play option for an extra dollar, the prize is increased to a whopping $2 million.

No additional information about the winner is available until the prize is claimed.

Meanwhile, Wednesday night’s drawings also saw the state’s own Tennessee Cash jackpot increase to $1 million, and the Lottery’s new Hot Lotto game jackpot rise to $6.51 million. The Hot Lotto jackpot is all-cash with withholding taxes paid.

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 $2.6 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $6 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned more than $659 million in retailer commissions.

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