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NEW MEXICO PLAYER WINS $92 MILLION POWERBALL JACKPOT; LOTTO 5 JACKPOT JUMPS TO $80,000
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
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NASHVILLE - A player in New Mexico won the $92.4 million Powerball jackpot after last night’s drawing, which also produced 36,076 winners who purchased tickets in Tennessee. Of those Tennessee players, 6,498 quintupled their prizes by using the Power Play option. The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is estimated at $10 million.

Although there was no jackpot winner after last night’s Lotto 5 drawing, 27 players matched 4 of 5 numbers correctly to win $240 each, while another 1,135 players matched 3 of 5 numbers to win $9 each. The jackpot for Friday’s drawing is estimated at $80,000.

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). 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. Watch for all drawings on official Tennessee Lottery television stations throughout the state.

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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