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Thursday, November 15, 2007
Media Contact:  Rachel Petrie
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NASHVILLE – It's a busy week at the Tennessee Lottery, with two Powerball winners of $200,000 each from last night's drawing, and excitement continuing to build about tomorrow's Million $ Madness Early Bird drawing.

Powerball tickets purchased in Nashville and Murfreesboro matched all five white balls, which means each ticket is worth $200,000 each. No additional information is available until the players claim their prizes. The jackpot for this popular game continues to grow and is now estimated at $109 million for Saturday night's drawing.

In other game news, players have until midnight to purchase a Million $ Madness ticket to be eligible for tomorrow's Early-Bird drawing. This drawing is the second of seven such drawings that will award 10 cash prizes. In addition to the Early-Bird Drawings, Million $ Madness tickets are entered into the final drawing on Jan. 22, 2008 that will award 514 cash prizes, including four prizes of $1 million each!

Winning tickets from the first Early Bird Drawing, held last Friday, Nov. 9, were purchased in the following cities: Cookeville ($1,000), Johnson City ($100), Fayetteville ($100), Sevierville ($100), Ardmore ($100), Gallatin ($100), Murfreesboro ($100), Pulaski ($100), Murfreesboro ($100) and Hendersonville ($100).

See for more details about this and all other games.

Lotto 5 drawings are broadcast Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 10:34 p.m. CT (11:34 p.m. ET); Powerball drawings are broadcast Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m. CT (10:59 p.m. ET). Drawings are broadcast every night at 6:28 p.m. CT (7:28 p.m. ET) and at midday at 12:28 p.m. CT (1:28 p.m. ET) Monday through Saturday for the Tennessee Lottery’s other two online games, CASH 3 and CASH 4.

Since the Tennessee Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $1 billion to fund specific education programs, including college scholarships, pre-kindergarten and after-school programs. For more information, please visit For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit


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