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POWERBALL JACKPOT SKYROCKETS TO $1.3 BILLION
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Media Contact:  Rachel Petrie
615-324-6555 Office
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NASHVILLE - The incredible result of last night’s Powerball drawing was the creation of the never-before-seen jackpot prize of $1.3 BILLION for the next drawing, Wednesday, Jan. 13. Along with the staggering jackpot, Saturday’s drawing created an incredible 387,657 winning tickets in Tennessee.

“Never in the history of U.S. lottery games have we seen a jackpot reach the billion dollar mark,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery. “Big jackpots are always a source of great fun and intense interest and players have certainly responded to this latest Powerball run, pushing the jackpot beyond that once elusive mark of a billion to an incredible 1.3 billion dollars.”

With jackpots of this size, it is more important than ever to play early. The Lottery reminds players to play responsibly; it only takes one ticket to win and to sign your ticket immediately after purchase. Tickets must be purchased no later than Wednesday, 8:59 p.m. CT/9:59 p.m. ET for that night’s record drawing.

Besides the jackpot, there are eight other prize levels that players can win with prizes ranging from $4 up to $2 million. With the TN Lottery Mobile app and in-store ticket checkers, players can easily check their tickets to see if they have won a prize.

Powerball is a popular drawing-style lottery game played in 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. To play Powerball just select any five numbers from 1 to 69 and one POWERBALL number from 1 to 26, or choose Quick Pick (QP) and let the computer randomly pick any or all of your numbers. Overall odds to win a prize are 1 in 24.9. Odds to win the jackpot are approximately 1 in 292 million.

Powerball drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday nights. Please note that broadcast times on any of the Lottery’s partner television networks may vary.

About the Tennessee Education Lottery

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Since January 20, 2004, the Lottery has raised more than $3.5 billion for designated education programs to fund college grants and scholarships, a variety of after-school programs and the new Tennessee Promise initiative.

In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $8.7 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned more than $896 million in retailer commissions. For additional information, visit tnlottery.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Have Fun. Play Responsibly.

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