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Heralded New Lottery Game Launches with Times Square Event “Monopoly Millionaires’ Club™” Designed to Make More Millionaires Companion TV Game show starts February 2015
Friday, October 17, 2014
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
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NASHVILLE - On Sunday, October 19, the Tennessee Lottery will start selling tickets for the newest, most innovative game in U.S. lottery history, MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club. A unique drawing-style game offering three different ways to win a million dollars or more, MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club is designed to spread big winnings among more players by providing multiple million-dollar prizes in addition to a Top Prize of up to $25 million.

The much-anticipated new game kicks off with a high-profile media event in New York’s Times Square early Monday morning, October 20. ABC’s Good Morning America is expected to feature the event as part of its broadcast that morning. Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, is the National Chairman for the new game and will participate in the Times Square event.

Included in the overall game concept is a Monopoly-themed national TV game show, set to debut in February 2015, hosted by actor and comedian Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) and made up of players selected from among the lottery ticket holders who have registered their tickets on the game’s online web site.

The novel design of MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club is expected to generate more simultaneous millionaires than any other game in U.S. lottery history. The prize pool begins with a $15 million “Top Prize” and ten (10) $1 million “Millionaires’ Club” prizes. Once the Top Prize grows to $25 million, additional prize money will be allocated to fund more $1 million prizes. When the Top Prize is won, all the million-dollar prizes will then be awarded.

Additional game details include:
• Tickets are $5 per play
• Drawings held every Friday night at 10:15 p.m. CT/11:15 p.m. ET
• First drawing is Friday, October 24

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 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 $3 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $7.7 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned over $798 million in retailer commissions.

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