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Thursday, June 16, 2005
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NASHVILLE - Two Powerball players who purchased their tickets in the state of Tennessee matched 5 numbers in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing to win $100,000 each. The tickets were purchased in Saint Joseph (Lawrence County) and Hendersonville (Sumner County). In addition to the two match 5 winners, Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing produced another 25,576 winners who purchased tickets from retailers in the state of Tennessee. By selecting the Power Play option, 4,785 players multiplied their winnings by five. The Powerball jackpot for the next drawing on Saturday, June 18 is estimated at $43 million.

Tennessee’s Lotto 5 jackpot also continues to climb and is estimated at $145,000 for the next drawing on Friday, June 17. Wednesday night’s drawing produced 1,375 winners throughout the state including 37 players who won $216 each, and 1,338 players who won $9 each.

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

Powerball Winning Numbers: 14-20-22-39-44 PB:14 Power Play: x5

Lotto 5 Winning Numbers: 01-19-24-27-39

Please visit 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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