The first four months of the year have seen more Tennessee Lottery players win $1 million OR MORE than any similar period since inception, with six of those wins coming within a mere three-week span. The winners during that three-week period included a $50 million jackpot; 2 prizes of $2 million; 1 of $1,093,632; and 2 of $1 million.
This past week's seven-figure winners are a Murfreesboro musician who won $1 million playing "Millionaire Jumbo Bucks," and a Byrdstown video store clerk who won $1 million by entering a non-winning ticket into the Lottery's "Play It Again!" drawing.*
Since its inception in January 2004, the Lottery has sold 167 winning tickets worth $1 million or more, and players have won more than $8.2 billion in prizes.
In addition to setting new records with prize winners, the Lottery's last quarter produced the highest education funding of any three-month period since the beginning of ticket sales. The record-setting quarter, covering the period from Jan. 1, 2015, through March 31, 2015, saw a return in total education funds surpassing $96.8 million, a 10.6% increase-or $9.3 million-over the same period last fiscal year, and $4.7 million more than the previous record set in the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2012.
*To "Play It Again!," players simply visit tnvipsuite.com and become a VIP Players Suite member (free). Once registered, non-winning instant tickets may be entered in the drawings for cash prizes. By entering tickets, VIP Members also receive points to use in the Lottery's VIP Store, which features an extensive variety of merchandise, travel packages, and other items. For added convenience, players may also register at one of the Lottery's kiosks in its District Offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis or Nashville.
See www.tnvipsuite.com for a complete list of winners from this week's drawing.
About the Tennessee Education Lottery
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Since January 20, 2004, the Lottery has raised more than $3.3 billion for specific education programs, including more than 900,000 college scholarships and grants, a variety of after-school activities, and the new Tennessee Promise initiative.
In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $8.2 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned more than $848 million in retailer commissions.
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