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Tuesday, June 2, 2009
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NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Lottery’s instant games released for June include “Block Bingo,” an instant ticket that’s sure to be a hit. With four Bingo “cards” and a chance to win up to $50,000 on every ticket, players will find this newest game exciting and fun to play. Also available today, the instant games “Extreme $500” and “Red Hot & Blue.” Details include:

“Block Bingo” – On each $3 Bingo ticket, scratch-off the CALLER'S CARD to reveal 24 Bingo numbers. Rub corresponding numbers of Cards 1 – 4. Match 5 numbers in a complete horizontal, vertical or diagonal line to win a free ticket to $10. Match all numbers in all four corners to win $5 to $50. Match all numbers to make a complete “X” to win $100 to $5,000. Match all 4 numbers in the highlighted red “Block” pattern and win up to $50,000!

“Extreme $500” – Win up to $20,000 instantly on this $2 ticket. Match any of your numbers to either winning number and win the prize for that number. Reveal a “5X” symbol and instantly win five times the prize shown for that symbol.

“Red Hot & Blue” – This $1 ticket gives players a chance to win up to $1,000! Get three like amounts and you win that amount.

You can find these, as well as other Tennessee Lottery products, at participating Lottery retailers throughout the state.

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 $1.4 billion for these programs, and returned to Tennessee communities more than $3 billion in prizes and more than $339 million in retailer commissions. For more information, please visit For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit


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