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Tuesday, September 2, 2008
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The popular television show, “Deal or No Deal” has resulted in a series of Tennessee Lottery games that continue to create excitement, winners … and dollars for education.
On Friday, four finalists were drawn who now have a chance to win $1 million, and today the Lottery launches its newest installment of the game, which offers an entirely new line-up of prizes, including the chance to win up to $100,000 instantly and an opportunity to play the actual game in Hollywood with Howie Mandel!
The finalists drawn Friday will join other finalists from participating lotteries in a drawing for $1 million on Sept. 17. The Tennessee finalists are:
1. Sharon Davenport of Estill Springs, TN
2. Wayne Roberson of Gates, TN
3. Tina Mills of Dandridge, TN
4. Rebecca Graham of Fayetteville, TN
Meanwhile, the chance to play a new version of the game is available beginning today at Lottery retailers throughout the state. The new “Deal or No Deal” game will offer instant cash prizes and a series of second-chance drawings that will award seven “Hollywood Experience” trips. Trips include roundtrip airfare to Hollywood for the winners and one guest each, five days/four nights luxury hotel accommodations, $5,000, and a chance to play a non-broadcast version of the daily “Deal or No Deal” show. One trip winner will also be randomly selected to participate in the Deal or No Deal non-broadcast game with Howie Mandel for a chance to win up to $2.5 million!
Please visit for more details about all Lottery games.
Since the Tennessee Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $1.2 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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