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NASHVILLE - Move over, Daytona—fans of professional car racing have a new venue for watching action-packed races with the arrival of HOT TRAX CHAMPIONS, the newest game from the Tennessee Lottery.

The TV-monitor game, which launched at over 300 Lottery retailer locations on Monday, November 20, is designed to be played in social establishments such as restaurants and taverns, giving players the opportunity for fun and cash prizes. The animated car race features professional drivers such as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jimmy Johnson, Tony Stewart and many others.

“Professional racing fans and novices alike are sure to welcome HOT TRAX CHAMPIONS,” said Rebecca Paul, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery.

“This one-of-a-kind game is an entirely new product that has attracted hundreds of new retailers who look forward to being part of raising millions for education. Players can look forward to a spirit of camaraderie and the chance to win up to $25,000 or more.”

HOT TRAX CHAMPIONS races cost a minimum of $1 per play and are held every five minutes at participating locations throughout the state (hours and times may vary according to retailer). Players select their own professional drivers and the order in which their cars will finish, which is determined randomly. Once these choices are made, it’s time to relax—or remain on the edge of a seat—and enjoy the fast-paced race! Prizes for a $1 play range from $1 to a minimum jackpot of $25,000, which increases until won.

For more details about HOT TRAX CHAMPIONS and where to play, visit, pick up a How to Play brochure at any HOT TRAX CHAMPIONS retailer, or call the Player Hotline, 1.877.7TN.PLAY (877.786.7529). In the Nashville Metro Area, 615-254-4946 (254-4WIN).

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 For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit

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