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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock

Some lucky someone is holding a $480,000 Tennessee Cash ticket that was purchased in Paris, Tenn. for the drawing held Sept. 11. The ticket—and the player—hit the jackpot for this in-state drawing-style game by matching all six numbers drawn. No additional information is available until the prize is claimed.
Meanwhile, the jackpot amounts for Powerball and Mega Millions continue to soar, as does the excitement surrounding them. Powerball has risen to $317 million for Saturday’s drawing; Mega Millions is at $119 million 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 $2.7 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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