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Sunday, March 9, 2008
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NASHVILLE - It’s been a busy weekend for the Lottery and its players! Friday night started it all with a $344,035 Lotto 5 jackpot win in Paris in Henry County. No additional information is available until the winner claims the prize.

On to Saturday, where the ever-popular Powerball drawing produced over 59,000 winners in the state of Tennessee and an eye-popping jackpot of $230 million for the next drawing on Wednesday, March 12.

And today, with the Lottery’s launch of Tennessee’s own lotto game, “Lotto Plus,” with jackpots starting at $1 million. The first drawing is set to be held on Tuesday, March 11. In addition, the Lottery has renamed Lotto 5 to “Pick 5” and added another prize level which will allow players to win by matching 2 of 5 numbers in addition to the current prizes for matching 3, 4 and 5 numbers.

Please visit and click on “winning numbers” for complete detailed charts on both drawings.

Lotto 5 drawings are broadcast Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 10:34 p.m. CT (11:34 p.m. ET); Powerball drawings are broadcast Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m. CT (10:59 p.m. ET). Drawings are broadcast 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. Lotto Plus drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 10:00 p.m. CT (11:00 p.m. ET) and then broadcast on Lottery partner stations throughout the state.

Since the Tennessee Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $1 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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