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POWERBALL JACKPOT RUN = $12.3 MILLION FOR EDUCATION IN TENNESSEE Top Prize to be split by winners in North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
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NASHVILLE - For the Volunteer State, the incredible Powerball jackpot run that ended Wednesday night resulted in 122,142 winning tickets sold in the state, along with plenty of fun around water coolers, coffee shops, dinner tables, and the like.

The most important outcome, however, is that approximately $12.3 million was generated for education in Tennessee during this jackpot cycle alone.

“While it was a thrilling few days, with lots of winners at various levels, the true beneficiaries in Tennessee are the students and families who will ultimately benefit from the millions of dollars raised for designated education programs,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation.

Sales in Tennessee for the Powerball jackpot run, which began on Nov. 30, 2014, were approximately $29.1 million, from which an estimated $12.3 million will be given to the education programs funded by Tennessee Lottery ticket sales.

Three tickets, sold in North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico, matched all six numbers drawn and will split the $564.1 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. Lottery ticket currently average more than $6 million per week and fund specific education programs, including college scholarships, after-school programs and the new Tennessee Promise initiative.

Since the Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $3.2 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $7.9 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned over $822 million in retailer commissions.

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