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MORE THAN 75,000 WINNERS IN TENNESSEE; $259.9 MILLION JACKPOT HIT IN S.C.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Media Contact:  Rachel Petrie
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NASHVILLE - Although last night’s $259.9 million Powerball jackpot was hit in neighboring South Carolina, more than 75,000 tickets purchased by Tennessee players were winners. That kind of excitement and participation is a boon to the education programs funded by the Tennessee Lottery, creating additional wins for thousands of students and families.

Please visit www.tnlottery.com 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 $1.4 billion for these programs, and returned more than $3.2 billion in prizes and more than $357.4 million in retailer commissions. For more information, please visit www.tnlottery.com. For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit www.collegepaystn.com.

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