NASHVILLE - A Mega Millions jackpot ticket was sold in New Jersey to win Friday night’s drawing of the $19 million prize. In Tennessee, over 40,000 winning tickets were purchased for the Lottery’s popular drawing-style games of Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto and Tennessee Cash creating happy winners and additional revenue for Lottery-funded programs.
Jackpots for this week’s drawing-style games are as follows: POWERBALL stands at $235 million, HOT LOTTO at $7.26 million, TENNESSEE CASH has grown to $240,000 and MEGA MILLIONS begins a new run with a $12 million jackpot.
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 $2.7 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $6.3 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned nearly $684 million in retailer commissions.
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