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POWERBALL JACKPOT CLIMBS TO $53 MILLION
Thursday, September 01, 2005
Media Contact:  Rachel Petrie
(615) 324-6555 Office
(615) 351-6972 Mobile
 

NASHVILLE - The Powerball jackpot continues to climb and is estimated at $53 million for the next drawing on Saturday, September 3. Although no player matched all six numbers correctly in Wednesday night’s drawing, there were 23,982 winners who purchased tickets from retailers in the state of Tennessee. By selecting the Power Play option, 5,479 players multiplied their winnings by two.

The Lotto 5 Jackpot reaches $75,000 as it rolls over to the next drawing on Friday, September 2. Last night’s drawing produced 923 winners, including 31 players who each won $194 and 892 players who each won $11.

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.



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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