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Tuesday, August 21, 2007
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A programming issue that impacted the last three weeks of Cash 3 and Cash 4 drawings was discovered yesterday and attributed to a human error made by an outside, third party vendor, the Tennessee Lottery announced today.

“Once the issue was pinpointed, it was corrected immediately,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery. “The Tennessee Lottery sincerely regrets what happened and wants to reassure our players and everyone in Tennessee that the drawings have been rectified and we will continue to move forward with our mission to maximize dollars for education.”

For those who selected two or more of the same numbers in a play for Cash 3 or Cash 4 during the past 23 days (July 28 through Aug. 20) and who still have their tickets, the Lottery is offering a double refund for the price of each affected play or two free plays equal to the value of the affected plays.

For those who play Cash 3 or Cash 4 for the next 23 days, from Aug. 22 until Sept. 13, the Lottery will offer additional cash prizes. Players can win up to $599 in Cash 3 and up to $6,000 in Cash 4. For more details about this offer, please CLICK HERE.

“Although we are confident with the application adjustment made yesterday by our third party vendor, we are seeking an outside consultant to review the entire process.”

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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