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POWERBALL JACKPOT CLIMBS TO $117 MILLION! $200,000 Powerball ticket sold in Columbia
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Media Contact:  Rachel Petrie
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NASHVILLE - The Powerball jackpot continues to grow as $117 million rolls over for the drawing on Saturday, March 25. A winning $200,000 ticket for Wednesday night’s Powerball draw was purchased in Columbia. No additional details are available until the player claims the prize. In addition, there were 41,809 winners who purchased tickets from retailers in Tennessee. By selecting the Power Play option, 11,628 players multiplied their winnings by two.

The Lotto 5 jackpot hits $80,000 for the next drawing on Friday, March 24. Last night’s drawing produced 1,093 winners, including 33 players who each won $200 and 1,060 players who each won $10.

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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