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Thursday, January 17, 2008
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NASHVILLE - A winning $97 million Powerball jackpot ticket was purchased in Louisiana for Wednesday night’s drawing, which also produced more than 34,500 winning tickets in Tennessee. By selecting the Power Play option, 8,075 of those winning players multiplied their prize by five.

The Lotto 5 Jackpot reaches $235,000 as it rolls over to the next drawing on Friday, January 18. Last night’s drawing produced 1,634 winners, including 45 players who each won $191.

And in less than one week, the Lottery will create 4 new millionaires with the Grand Prize drawing for Million $ Madness January, 22! Don’t miss out – tickets are on sale now at all Lottery retailers.

Please visit and click on “winning numbers” for complete detailed charts on the both drawings.

Lotto 5 drawings are broadcast Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 10:34 p.m. CT (11:34 p.m. ET); Powerball drawings are broadcast Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m. CT (10:59 p.m. ET). Drawings are broadcast every night at 6:28 p.m. CT (7:28 p.m. ET) and at midday at 12:28 p.m. CT (1:28 p.m. ET) Monday through Saturday for the Tennessee Lottery’s other two online games, CASH 3 and CASH 4.

Since the Tennessee Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $1 billion 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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