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JACKPOTS ON THE RISE! Powerball hits $85 Million, Lotto 5 Climbs to $470,000
Sunday, May 7, 2006
Media Contact:  Rachel Petrie
615-324-6555 Office
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NASHVILLE - Excitement continues to build as the jackpots continue to swell in two of the Tennessee Lottery’s popular numbers-pick games. The jackpot for Lotto 5 is $470,000 for Monday’s drawing, while the Powerball grand prize has climbed to $85 million for Wednesday’s drawing.

Details about the weekend’s drawings include:

Lotto 5: Friday’s draw produced 1,717 winners, including 51 players who each won $244, and 2,041 players who each won $10.

Powerball: There were 35,955 overall winners who purchased tickets from Tennessee retailers. By selecting the Power Play option, 9,455 players multiplied their winnings by two.

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

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