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Sunday, April 30, 2006
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NASHVILLE - The Powerball jackpot continues to climb and is estimated at $61 million for the next drawing on Wednesday, May 3. Although no player matched all six numbers correctly in last night’s drawing, there were 33,227 winners who purchased tickets from retailers in the state of Tennessee. In addition, 8,930 lucky players who purchased the Power Play option multiplied their winnings by five.

The Lotto 5 Jackpot reaches $255,000 as it rolls over to the next drawing on Monday, May 1. Friday night’s drawing produced 1,365 winners, including 34 players who each won $258 and 1,331 players who each won $10.

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 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 March 31, 2006, the Lottery has raised more than $567 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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