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NEARLY 30,000 WINNERS FROM LOTTO 5, POWERBALL DRAWINGS!
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Media Contact:  Rachel Petrie
(615) 324-6555 Office
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NASHVILLE - Nearly 30,000 winners were created in Tennessee after Wednesday night’s drawings of Lotto 5 and Powerball. The jackpots for the two popular games will roll for this weekend’s drawings with Lotto 5 at an estimated $90,000 for Friday night’s draw and Powerball at an estimated $59 million for Saturday night’s draw.

Last night’s drawing produced 28,115 Powerball winners in Tennessee, with 7,255 of them tripling their prize thanks to the Power Play option. In Lotto 5, last night's drawing produced 1,405 winners, including 48 players who won $168 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. CT (11:34 p.m. ET); Powerball drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m. CT (10:59 p.m. ET). Drawings are held every night at 6:28 p.m. CST (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.

The Tennessee Lottery began selling its first tickets on January 20, 2004. As of September 30, 2006, the Lottery has raised more than $699.1 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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