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Sunday, February 19, 2006
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NASHVILLE - A player in Manchester will win $1.2 million after last night’s explosive Powerball drawing, becoming the Tennessee Lottery’s latest millionaire.

The player is one of five Tennessee Powerball players who matched all five white balls correctly; on top of the usual $200,000 prize, these players win an additional $467,142 Bonus Prize created with the record breaking jackpot amount. The Manchester player however, also chose the Power Play option which means the prize will be increased by the Bonus Prize and the multiplier of four for a grand total of $1,267,142! The other second tier tickets were purchased in Christiana, Jackson, Oliver Springs and Winchester. No additional information is available about the winners until they claim their prize.

Saturday night a player in Nebraska won the record breaking Powerball jackpot which created a fever across the nation. In addition to the five second tier prize winners, Tennessee enjoyed another 188,972 winners who purchased tickets from retailers throughout the state. By selecting the Power Play option, 29,942 players multiplied their winnings by four.

The Powerball Bonus Prize only kicks in when a jackpot record is broken. Here’s how it works:

*When the previous record Powerball jackpot has been surpassed, the “Share the Winnings” feature sets jackpot growth to no more than $25 million per draw. Any additional funds that would go into the grand prize pool above the $25 million will be placed into a BONUS Prize Pool that will be divided equally among any 5 of 5 prize winners of the drawing in which the jackpot is hit.

*Check for the latest information on the size of the growing BONUS Prize Pool.

*Winning Match 5 players who played Power Play will win $200,000 multiplied by the selected multiplier. The BONUS prize will then be added to this total. The BONUS prize is not multiplied by the Power Play option.

*The BONUS Prize Pool grows until the jackpot is won. The BONUS Prize Pool grows just as the primary jackpot pool rolls and is paid out only when there is a jackpot winner.

*Players who match 5 white ball numbers for that drawing still win $200,000 or $200,000 times the Power Play number if the player purchased that option.

Please visit and click on “winning numbers” for complete detailed charts on both drawings.

Powerball drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m. CST (10:59 p.m. EST). Lotto 5 drawings are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 10:34 p.m. CST (11:34 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 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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