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LOTTO 5 AND POWERBALL JACKPOTS BOTH CONTINUE TO CLIMB; $100,000 Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Memphis
Thursday, March 24, 2005
Media Contact:  Gretchen Vanhorn
(615) 324-6554 Office
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NASHVILLE - Tennessee’s Lotto 5 jackpot is on the rise and estimated at $200,000 for the next drawing on Friday, March 25. Wednesday night’s drawing produced 1,587 winners throughout the state, including 39 players who won $225 each and 1,548 players who won $9 each.

Tennessee’s Powerball game on Wednesday produced 17,132 winners who purchased tickets from retailers in the state, including one winner of $100,000 who purchased the ticket in Memphis. By selecting the Power Play option, 3,669 players multiplied their winnings by five. The jackpot for the next Powerball drawing on Saturday, March 26 is estimated at $19 million.

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

Lotto 5 Winning Numbers: 05-08-09-28-37

Powerball Winning Numbers: 23-29-37-40-45 PB:38 Power Play: x5

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

The Lotto 5 jackpot for the next drawing on Friday, March 25 is estimated at $200,000. 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, March 26 is estimated at $19 million. For more details about Powerball, visit www.powerball.com. 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.

The Tennessee Lottery began selling its first instant tickets on January 20, 2004. Proceeds as of December 31, 2004 have resulted in transfers to the Lottery for Education Account of $231.2 million, in addition to 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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