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POWERBALL JACKPOT CLIMBS TO $101 MILLION FOR WEDNESDAY DRAWING
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Media Contact:  Rachel Petrie
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NASHVILLE - The Powerball jackpot continues to climb and is estimated at $101 million for the next drawing on Wednesday, March 22. Although no player matched all six numbers correctly in last night’s drawing, there were 42,568 winners who purchased tickets from retailers in the state of Tennessee. By selecting the Power Play option, 12,171 players multiplied their winnings by two.

The Lotto 5 Jackpot reaches $80,000 as it rolls over to the next drawing on Monday, March 20. Friday night’s drawing produced 1,261 winners, including 39 players who each won $182 and 1,222 players who each won $9.

Please visit www.tnlottery.com 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 www.tnlottery.com. For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit www.collegepaystn.com.

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