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POWERBALL JACKPOT ROCKETS TO $111 MILLION; Tennessee’s Lotto 5 Jackpot Climbs to $100,000 for Friday
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Media Contact:  Gretchen Vanhorn
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NASHVILLE - Although no player matched all six numbers correctly in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, there were 40,768 winners who purchased tickets from retailers in the state of Tennessee. By selecting the Power Play option, 7,171 players multiplied their winnings by five. The Powerball jackpot for the next drawing on Saturday, May 14 is estimated at $111 million.

Tennessee’s Lotto 5 game on Wednesday produced 1,415 winners throughout the state including 35 players who won $268 each, and 1,380 players who won $11 each. The Lotto 5 jackpot for the next drawing on Friday, May 13 is estimated at $100,000.

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

Powerball Winning Numbers: 05-25-46-48-49 PB:06 Power Play: x5

Lotto 5 Winning Numbers: 01-16-27-36-39

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

Lotto 5 drawings are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 10:34 p.m. CST (11:34 p.m. EST); Powerball drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m. CST (10:59 p.m. EST). Watch for both drawings on official Tennessee Lottery television stations throughout the state.

The Tennessee Lottery began selling its first tickets on January 20, 2004. Proceeds as of March 31, 2005 have resulted in transfers to the Lottery for Education Account of more than $291 million, in addition to more than $2 million for after-school programs. All Lottery profits go to pay for specific education programs in Tennessee, which initially include college scholarships.

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