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LOTTO 5 JACKPOT TO HIT OVER $300,000; Record Quarter-Million Rolls Over to Wednesday’s Drawing!
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
(615) 324-6556 Office
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Tennessee’s new Lotto 5 game hit a new record after Monday night’s drawing, when the jackpot rolled over for a fifth consecutive draw. More than a quarter million dollars — $252,503 to be exact — rolls over to Wednesday night’s drawing. Added to that amount will be ticket sales between Monday and Wednesday nights, which will make for a jackpot of more than $300,000.

The game, which started on August 29, is pari-mutuel, which means prizes are based on ticket sales and all winners share an equal portion of the winnings in each prize category. The top category, the jackpot, works similarly to the multi-state game Powerball’s jackpot. If there are no winners who correctly predict all 5 of 5 Lotto 5 numbers, the dollar amount for that category will rollover to the next drawing and continue to rollover until someone wins. Since no one correctly predicted all 5 of 5 numbers on Monday night’s drawing, the jackpot amount will once again rollover to the next drawing on Wednesday, September 22. Please visit and click on “winning numbers” for complete details.

Lotto 5 Drawings are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 10:34 p.m. CST and can be seen on the Lottery’s television network partners throughout the state. Winning prize amounts are based on sales.

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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