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LOTTO 5 JACKPOT HITS ALL-TIME HIGH;Jackpot Approaching $400,000 for Friday’s Drawing
Friday, September 24, 2004
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
(615) 324-6556 Office
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NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Lottery’s newest game, Lotto 5, has set yet another record with its soaring jackpot value. The record breaking roll over amount of $325,512 from Wednesday night’s drawing means that Friday’s jackpot is approaching $400,000.



Tennessee’s Powerball jackpot also continues to grow, with an estimated grand prize of $110 million for the next drawing on Saturday, Sept. 25. The Powerball jackpot amount has not reached this height since May of 2004, when it climbed to more than $200 Million.



Details from Wednesday’s Lotto 5 and Powerball drawings include:



LOTTO 5:

Tennessee’s Lotto 5 game produced 2,707 winners. Since there was no jackpot winner, $325,512 will rollover to the next Lotto 5 drawing.



Lotto 5 Winning Numbers: 3-17-26-35-37



POWERBALL:

Tennessee’s Powerball game produced 43,423 winners who purchased tickets from retailers in the state. By selecting the Power Play option, 7,497 players multiplied their winnings by five including one player who turned $5,000 into $25,000 by selecting the Power Play option.



Powerball Wining Numbers: 6-14-34-37-40 PB: 7 Power Play: x5



Please visit www.tnlottery.com and click on “winning numbers” for complete details about both drawings.





The Lotto 5 jackpot for the next drawing on Friday, Sept. 24 will contain the rollover amount of $325,512 and will continue to grow with ticket sales. 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.


The Powerball jackpot for the next drawing on Saturday, Sept. 25 is estimated at $110 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 www.powerball.com .



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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