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Sunday, January 18, 2009
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NASHVILLE - Nearly 45,000 winning Powerball tickets were purchased in Tennessee including a $200,000 winning ticket for a lucky Pigeon Forge player who matched all five white balls. The Powerball jackpot of $163.2 million was won by a player who purchased a ticket in Indiana.

In addition, a player in Franklin and a player in Hendersonville correctly matched all 5 numbers in last night’s Pick 5 drawing and will share the $215,000 jackpot. No additional information is available until the winners come forward to claim the prize. Please note: all Tennessee Lottery offices will be closed Monday, January 19, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. All offices will reopen Tuesday, January 20.

Please visit and click on “winning numbers” for complete detailed charts on all Lottery drawings. Look for drawing broadcasts on Lottery partner stations throughout the state. Please note that broadcast times may vary.

About the Tennessee Education Lottery

The Tennessee Education Lottery operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Net proceeds from sales of Lottery tickets, currently averaging over $5 million per week, fund specific education programs, including college scholarships, pre-kindergarten and after-school programs. Since the Tennessee Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $1.3 billion for these programs, and returned to Tennessee communities nearly $3 billion in prizes and more than $319 million in retailer commissions. For more information, please visit For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit


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