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POPULAR “HOLD ‘EM POKER” HITS TENNESSEE! World Series of Poker instant ticket game on sale today … Deal Yourself In!
Tuesday, February 7, 2006
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
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NASHVILLE - Poker pros and novices alike will welcome the chance to join the excitement of the Hold ‘em Poker craze with the Tennessee Lottery’s newest instant ticket game. “$100,000 Hold ‘em Poker” offers over $17 million in prizes and a chance to enter a second chance drawing for other prizes, including a chance to win a seat in a World Series of Poker tournament!

Beginning today, “$100,000 Hold ‘em Poker” will be available at more than 4,400 retailers across the state. The ticket launch will be followed by a statewide promotional tour next week, which will include Tennessee’s Chris Moneymaker, the 2003 World Series of Poker Champion. Stops will include Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga. (More details to be announced.)

“We’re thrilled to bring this game to Tennessee players,” said Rebecca Paul, CEO and President of the Tennessee Lottery. “Connecting with popular trends such as Hold ‘em Poker is a great way to increase sales and raise dollars for education.”

“$100,000 Hold ‘em Poker” is a colorful, $5 ticket. The play-style is similar to that of the popular game. Overall odds are 1 in 3.33. Here’s how to play the instant ticket game:

For each deal, scratch to reveal Your 2 Cards, Their 2 Cards and the five Community Cards.
Combine Your 2 Cards with the five Community Cards to make Your best five-card poker hand.
Combine Their 2 Cards with the five Community Cards to make Their best five-card poker hand.
When Your best five-card poker hand beats Their best five-card poker hand, you win the prize shown under that Deal.

For more details, visit a Tennessee Lottery retailer, visit or call Player Services at 1-877-7TN-PLAY (786-7529) or in Metro Nashville, 615.254-4WIN (254-4946). A digital image of a “100,000 Hold ‘em Poker” ticket is available to the media by emailing

The Tennessee Lottery began selling tickets on January 20, 2004. As of Dec. 31, 2005, the Lottery has raised more than $487 million to fund specific education programs, including college scholarships, pre-kindergarten and after-school programs. For more information, please visit For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit

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