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Sunday, September 12, 2004
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NASHVILLE - The winning ticket for Friday’ night’s Lotto 5 jackpot of $65,776 was sold in Decatur County in West Tennessee. In addition to the jackpot winner, another 66 players matched 4 of 5 numbers to win $171 each, while 2,309 players matched 3 of 5 numbers to win $8 each.

The drawing for Tennessee’s Powerball game on Saturday produced 34,474 winners who purchased tickets from retailers in the state. By selecting the Power Play option, 6,314 players multiplied their winnings by two. View the details link at for more information on winners.

The Powerball jackpot for the next drawing on Wednesday, Sept. 15 is estimated at $72 million. Powerball drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m. CST (10:59 p.m. EST). Watch for drawings at 10 p.m. CST (11 p.m. EST) on official Tennessee Lottery television stations throughout Tennessee. For more details about Powerball, visit

The next Lotto 5 drawing will be held on Monday, Sept. 13. Lotto 5 Drawings are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights and can be seen at 10:34 p.m. CST on the Lottery’s television network partners throughout the state.

The Tennessee Lottery began selling its first instant tickets on Jan. 20, 2004. At the end of its first fiscal year, after just five months and 12 days of ticket sales, the Lottery had raised more than $123 million for education. All Tennessee Lottery profits will go to pay for specific education programs in the state, which initially include the HOPE Scholarship program.

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