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Thursday, March 16, 2006
Media Contact:  Rachel Petrie
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NASHVILLE - Two lucky Tennessee Lottery players will share the $386,138 Lotto 5 jackpot from last night’s drawing. One winning ticket was purchased in Nashville, and the other winning ticket was purchased in Cypress Inn in Wayne County. No additional information is available until the players claim the prize.

The Powerball jackpot continues to climb and is estimated at $88 million for the next drawing on Saturday, March 18. Although no player matched all six numbers correctly in Wednesday night’s drawing, there were 35,333 winners who purchased tickets from retailers in the state of Tennessee. By selecting the Power Play option, 10,600 players multiplied their winnings by five.

Please visit 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 mid-day at 12:28 CST (1:28 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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