For the Volunteer State, the incredible Mega Millions jackpot run that ended Tuesday night resulted in 390,667 winning tickets sold in the state and an estimated boost of $7 million for Lottery-funded scholarship and grant programs in Tennessee. Two tickets, sold in Georgia and California, matched all six numbers drawn to split the estimated jackpot of $648 million—the second largest in North American lottery history.
“It’s been exciting and fun….and the true winners in Tennessee are the students and families who will benefit from the proceeds generated by this jackpot cycle alone,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation.
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 $6.3 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 $2.8 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $6.5 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned over $706 million in retailer commissions.
For more information, please visit www.tnlottery.com.
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