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SEVEN POWERBALL TICKET HOLDERS WIN $100,000 OR MORE IN SATURDAY’S DRAWING; Lotto 5 and Powerball Jackpots Both Continue to Grow
Sunday, June 19, 2005
Media Contact:  Gretchen Vanhorn
(615) 324-6556 Office
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NASHVILLE - For the second time in less than three months, Tennessee’s Powerball game has an extraordinarily high number of match five winners. Saturday night’s drawing produced a total of seven match five winners including one ticket holder who chose the Power Play option to win $500,000, one who won $200,000 due to two winning plays on one ticket and five who won $100,000 each.

The seven match five winning Powerball tickets were sold in the following cities:

$100,000 Winning Tickets:

· Memphis

· Hermitage

· Somerville – two tickets

· Nashville – two tickets

$500,000 Winning Ticket:

· Germantown



Saturday’s Powerball drawing produced an additional 34,751 winners who purchased tickets from retailers in the state. A total of 6,961 of those players selected the Power Play option and multiplied their prize by five. The Powerball jackpot for the next drawing on Wednesday, June 22 is estimated at $52 million.

Tennessee’s Lotto 5 game on Friday produced 1,433 winners who purchased tickets from retailers in the state. Forty-two players matched four numbers to win $215 each, while 1,391 players matched three numbers correctly and will collect $10 each. The Lotto 5 jackpot for the next drawing on Monday, June 20 is estimated at $195,000.

Weekend Winning Powerball and Lotto 5 Numbers:

Powerball Winning Numbers: 05-08-10-16-24 PB:05 Power Play: x5

Lotto 5 Winning Numbers: 16-19-25-26-34

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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