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Friday, March 28, 2008
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For a limited time, the Tennessee Lottery is offering a chance to win $2 million as part of its Power Play 10X Powerball Promotion. Ticket sales for this special promotion begin Sunday, with the first drawing to be held Wednesday, April 2.
When Power Play 10X took place last year, Merwin Scruggs of Murfreesboro was the first $2 million winner after the Powerball drawing on April 14, 2007. Merwin’s ticket matched all five white numbers correctly, which would usually win $200,000. Since he added Power Play to the ticket, and the multiplier for the drawing was “10,” the prize was transformed into $2 million.
Here’s how Power Play 10X works:
• As always, Powerball players have the option to add Power Play to any play for an additional $1. This choice means any non-jackpot win is multiplied from 2 to 5 times.
• However, during April, a “10” replaces one of the “5s” on the Power Play wheel that is spun before each Powerball drawing.
• If the “10” is chosen, then any non-jackpot prize is multiplied by 10. Since the top non-jackpot Powerball prize is $200,000, a player can win $2 million when the “10” is selected.
• The promotion will run from March 30 through April 30. If a “10” is not chosen during this time, the promotion will continue until a “10” is selected.
Powerball tickets are available at more than 4,700 Tennessee Lottery retailer locations throughout the state. Drawings are held on Wednesday and Saturday at 10 p.m. CT/11 p.m. ET.
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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