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Thursday, August 16, 2007
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NASHVILLE - Excitement is growing as the Powerball jackpot hits an estimated $210 million for the next drawing on Saturday, August 18. Last night’s drawing created an incredible 54,480 winners who purchased tickets from retailers in the state of Tennessee. By selecting the Power Play option, 11,723 players doubled their winnings.

The Lotto 5 Jackpot reaches $265,000 as it rolls over to the next drawing on Friday, August 17. Last night’s drawing produced 1,697 winners, including 40 players who each won $263 and 1,657 players who each won $10.

Please visit 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. 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.

The Tennessee Lottery began selling its first tickets on January 20, 2004. As of June 30, 2007, the Lottery has raised more than $919 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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