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POWERBALL JACKPOT CLIMBS TO $70 MILLION
Sunday, July 31, 2005
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
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NASHVILLE - The jackpot for the Tennessee Lottery’s popular Powerball game is now estimated at $70 million after Saturday night’s drawing. Although the drawing did not produce a jackpot winner, there were 31,668 winners who purchased tickets in the state, 6,303 of whom quintupled their winnings by using the Power Play option.

In other drawing news, Friday night’s Lotto 5 drawing produced 35 players who won $201 each and 1,081 who won $10 each. The Lotto 5 jackpot is estimated at $85,000 for Monday night, while the Powerball drawing for Wednesday is estimated at $70 million.

Please visit www.tnlottery.com and click on “winning numbers” for complete detailed charts on the Lotto 5 drawing.

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). Drawings are held every night at 6:28 p.m. CST (7:28 p.m. EST) for the Tennessee Lottery’s other two online games, CASH 3 and CASH 4.

The Tennessee Lottery began selling its first tickets on January 20, 2004. As of June 30, 2005, the Lottery had raised more than $359 million to fund specific education programs, including college scholarships, pre-kindergarten and after-school programs. For more information, please visit www.tnlottery.com. For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit www.collegepaystn.com .

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