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POWERBALL JACKPOT CLIMBS TO $80 MILLION
Sunday, September 11, 2005
Media Contact:  Rachel Petrie
(615) 324-6555 Office
(615) 391-6972 Mobile
 

NASHVILLE - The Powerball jackpot continues to climb and is estimated at $80 million for the next drawing on Wednesday, September 14. Although no player matched all six numbers correctly in Saturday night’s drawing, there were 28,356 winners who purchased tickets from retailers in the state of Tennessee. By selecting the Power Play option, 5,968 players multiplied their winnings by four.

The Lotto 5 Jackpot reaches $70,000 as it rolls over to the next drawing on Monday, September 12. Last night’s drawing produced 965 winners, including 16 players who each won $388 and 949 players who each won $10.

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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