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POWERBALL JACKPOT SOARS TO $205 MILLION; JACKPOT COULD HIT A NEW RECORD HIGH IN TENNESSEE!
Thursday, October 6, 2005
Media Contact:  Rachel Petrie
(615) 324-6555 Office
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NASHVILLE - The Powerball jackpot has soared to an estimated $205 million for the next drawing on Saturday, October 8. Although no player matched all six numbers correctly in Wednesday night’s drawing, there were 60,918 winners who purchased tickets from retailers in the state of Tennessee. By selecting the Power Play option, 11,642 players multiplied their winnings by five.

The Lotto 5 Jackpot reaches $125,000 as it rolls over to the next drawing on Friday, October 7. Last night’s drawing produced 1,152 winners, including 40 players who each won $184 and 1,112 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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