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MORE THAN 25,000 WINNERS FROM LOTTO 5, POWERBALL DRAWINGS
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
(615) 324-6556 Office
(615) 604-2827 Mobile
 

NASHVILLE - In addition to creating more than 25,000 winners, Wednesday night's Lotto 5 and Powerball drawings pushed the jackpots for both games to higher levels: Lotto 5 now stands at $185,000; Powerball is at $40 million.

The drawing produced 24,245 Powerball winners in Tennessee, with 6,050 of them quadrupling their prize thanks to the Power Play option. In Lotto 5, Wednesday's drawing produced 1,520 winners, including 41 players who won $215 each.

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 its first tickets on January 20, 2004. As of June 30, 2006, the Lottery has raised more than $636 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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