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POWERBALL JACKPOT AT $135 MILLION; LOTTO 5 JACKPOT AT $120,000
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Media Contact:  Rachel Petrie
(615) 324-6555 Office
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NASHVILLE - The jackpot for the Tennessee Lottery’s Powerball game is now estimated at $135 million after Saturday night’s drawing. Although the drawing did not produce a jackpot winner, there were 44,639 winners who purchased tickets in the state, 12,013 of whom quadrupled their winnings by using the Power Play option. The Powerball drawing for Wednesday is estimated at $135 million.

Friday night’s Lotto 5 drawing produced 33 players who won $226 each and 1,068 who won $11 each. The Lotto 5 jackpot is estimated at $120,000 for Monday night’s drawing.

Please visit www.tnlottery.com and click on “winning numbers” for complete detailed charts on the 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 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 www.tnlottery.com. For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit www.collegepaystn.com.

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