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FRIDAY THE 13TH COULD BE LUCKY DAY!
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Media Contact:  Rachel Petrie
(615) 324-6555 Office
(615) 391-6972 Mobile
 

NASHVILLE - With a Lotto 5 jackpot at an incredible $610,000 for this Friday the 13th draw, the perennial “bad luck day” could prove to be anything but for some lucky Tennessee Lottery player! Wednesday night’s Lotto 5 drawing produced 2,459 winners, including 82 players who each won $165 and 2,377 players who each won $9.

A winning $200,000 ticket for last night’s Powerball draw was purchased in Summertown. In addition, there were 29,974 winners who purchased tickets from retailers in Tennessee. By selecting the Power Play option, 7,142 players multiplied their winnings by two. The estimated jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing is $76 million.

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) and at midday at 12:28 p.m. CST (1:28 p.m. EST) Monday through Saturday 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 Sept. 30, 2005, the Lottery had raised more than $415 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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