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MAKE THE HOLIDAYS SPARKLE WITH DIAMONDS, RUBIES, AND CASH!; Lottery Introduces Two New Gem Themed Games This Week
Tuesday, December 7, 2004
Media Contact:  Gretchen Vanhorn
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NASHVILLE - Put a twinkle in the eye of someone on your holiday gift list by putting a twinkle in his or her stocking. The Tennessee Lottery now makes it easier than ever to give diamonds and rubies to everyone on your holiday list! “Ruby Red 7’s” and “Diamond Mine” are the two newest additions to the roster of exciting instant games offered by the Tennessee Lottery, and they hit Lottery retailer shelves this week.

Diamond Mine offers players the chance to instantly win up to $35,000 and gives players up to 10 opportunities to win on each $2 ticket. Match any of your numbers to either of the winning numbers, and win the prize shown for that number. Get a “pick” symbol and instantly win 10 times the prize shown for that symbol. Overall odds are 1 in 3.96.

Ruby Red 7’s, a $5 instant ticket, offers players the chance to win up to $77,000! Find a black “7” symbol and win the prize shown for that symbol. Find a red “7” symbol and win DOUBLE the prize shown for that symbol. Find a “ruby” symbol and instantly win $100. Win up to 16 times on each ticket! Overall odds are 1 in 3.28.

The Tennessee Lottery began selling its first instant tickets on Jan. 20, 2004. As of Oct. 15, the Lottery had transferred more than $174 million to the Tennessee Lottery for Education account, as well as more than $2 million for after-school programs. All Lottery profits will go to pay for specific education programs in Tennessee, which initially include HOPE Scholarships.

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