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11/19/2014
LOTTERY HITS MILESTONE WITH 150TH WINNING TICKET WORTH $1 MILLION OR MORE!
Thanksgiving promises to be especially enjoyable this year for a lucky lottery player after winning $1 million playing $5,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular, an instant-ticket game from the Tennessee Lottery with a top prize of $5 million. The winner, who preferred that her name not be used, claimed the prize at the Lottery’s Nashville headquarters this week, marking the 150th winning ticket worth a million dollars or more sold in Tennessee since the Lottery’s inception. The winning ticket was sold at OMM Discount Tobacco, 400 West Jackson Blvd., in Washington County’s Jonesborough.

11/9/2014
$1 MILLION MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB™ WINNER IN COLLIERVILLE!
A mere three weeks after its launch, MONOPOLY Millionaires' Club has delivered on its promise of creating more and more millionaires. The drawing on November 7 created the game's first-ever Top Prize winner of $21 million in New Jersey, which unlocked 14 million-dollar prizes, one of which was won by a Tennessee Lottery player who purchased the ticket in Collierville. The weekend also produced a Powerball jackpot win of $202.6 million by a player in Missouri.

11/5/2014
MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT WON IN NEW YORK
The Mega Millions jackpot of $321 million was won in New York on Tuesday, November 4. In Tennessee, the drawing created more than 53,600 winning tickets.

10/27/2014
CLARKSVILLE COUPLE WINS $20,000 FROM 1ST MONOPOLY DRAWING
Mary and Joe Steinbrunner of Clarksville were one of the Tennessee Lottery's first MONOPOLY Millionaires' Club winners to claim their prize after the inaugural drawing Oct. 24. Mary and Joe love the new game and hope to win a trip to Las Vegas to play in the game show portion. For now, Joe says they will pay bills and set aside a bit for Christmas. Congrats and thanks for playing!

10/17/2014
TICKET CHECKERS ARE HERE!
The Tennessee Lottery is installing ticket checkers at Lottery retailers throughout the state this fall, allowing YOU to scan your Lottery ticket to find out if it's a winner! Using a ticket checker is a quick and easy follow-up to the fun you have playing your favorite game, so watch for them at your favorite retailers. Have fun, and good luck!

10/17/2014
Heralded New Lottery Game Launches with Times Square Event “Monopoly Millionaires’ Club™” Designed to Make More Millionaires Companion TV Game show starts February 2015
On Sunday, October 19, the Tennessee Lottery will start selling tickets for the newest, most innovative game in U.S. lottery history, MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club. A unique drawing-style game offering three different ways to win a million dollars or more, MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club is designed to spread big winnings among more players by providing multiple million-dollar prizes in addition to a Top Prize of up to $25 million. The much-anticipated new game kicks off with a high-profile media event in New York’s Times Square early Monday morning, October 20. ABC’s Good Morning America is expected to feature the event as part of its broadcast that morning. Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, is the National Chairman for the new game and will participate in the Times Square event.

10/12/2014
$2 MILLION POWERBALL WINNER IN MEMPHIS!
The weekend drawings created thousands of winners and brought great news to a player in Memphis who won $2 million in the Powerball drawing held Saturday, Oct. 11. The player’s ticket matched five numbers drawn, which is a guaranteed million-dollar prize. But since the player added the Power Play option for an extra dollar, the prize is increased to an incredible $2 million

9/28/2014
$90,000 HOT LOTTO WINNER IN HUMBOLDT!
There's a lucky player in Humboldt holding a HOT LOTTO ticket now worth $90,000 after the drawing held Sept. 27. No additional information about the winner is available until the prize is claimed.

9/25/2014
$1 MILLION POWERBALL WIN IN MEMPHIS!
The Powerball drawing held Wednesday, Sept. 24, created over 16,000 winning tickets in Tennessee alone, including one purchased in Memphis now worth $1 million. The $228.5 million winning jackpot ticket was sold in California.

9/23/2014
$320,000 "TENNESSEE CASH" WIN IN ARDMORE
A lucky Tennessee Cash ticket purchased by a player in Ardmore is now worth $320,000 after the drawing held Sept. 22. This is the second jackpot win this month for this in-state drawing-style game. No additional information is available until the prize is claimed.

9/7/2014
$260,000 TENNESSEE CASH WIN IN BRENTWOOD Hot Lotto jackpot ticket sold in MN
Weekend news from the Tennessee Lottery includes a $260,000 Tennessee Cash jackpot win by a lucky player who purchased a ticket in Brentwood for Friday night's drawing. Also, the Hot Lotto jackpot of $11.71 million was won this weekend by a player who purchased a ticket in Minnesota. No additional information about the Brentwood winner is available until he or she claims the prize.

9/4/2014
$1 MILLION LOTTERY WINNER SAYS HE’LL KEEP WORKING
A dedicated painter from Ardmore, Tenn. says he will take a vacation—but won’t stop working even though he just won a whopping $1 million by entering a non-winning Lottery ticket into a second-chance drawing. “It’s just a shocker, a real shocker!” said Stoney Green, who has lived in this Giles County town all his life. “We’re going to take a vacation, but I’m going to keep on working.”

8/28/2014
$1,685,714 "TENNESSEE CASH" WIN IN HOHENWALD New Record for a Single Winner in this Game; 145th Win of $1 million or More!
A whopping $1,685,714 win in Hohenwald last night brings the number of Tennessee Lottery wins of $1 million or more to 145, and breaks the previous record for a single winner in this Tennessee-only drawing-style game. The lucky Tennessee Cash ticket was purchased by a player in this Lewis County town, and the Lottery is looking forward to meeting the as-yet-unknown person. No additional information is available until the prize is claimed.

8/24/2014
PLAY IT AGAIN! DRAWING THIS WEEK, MEGA MILLIONS WON IN CA
The latest news from the Tennessee Lottery includes the continued climb of the all-cash jackpots of Hot Lotto and Tennessee Cash, a "Play It Again!" drawing this week for a total of more than $1.3 million, and that the Mega Millions jackpot of $180 million was won this weekend by a player who purchased a ticket in California.

8/10/2014
ALL-CASH JACKPOTS CONTINUE TO CLIMB, POWERBALL WON IN COLORADO
The jackpots for the Tennessee Lottery's two drawing-style games with all-cash, rather than annuitized, jackpots are growing, growing and growing more. The weekend drawing pushed the jackpot for HOT LOTTO to just over $10.5 million--and that's an all-cash prize with withholding taxes paid. The jackpot for the Tennessee-only game of Tennessee Cash grew, as well, and now boasts a jackpot of $1.3 million. Meanwhile, Mega Millions has risen to $128 million, and the Powerball jackpot of $90 million was won by a player in Colorado.

7/21/2014
OVER 50,000 WINS IN TENNESSEE Powerball Jackpot Won in CA
A Powerball jackpot ticket was sold in California to win Saturday night’s drawing of the $60 million prize. In Tennessee, over 53,000 winning tickets were purchased for the Lottery’s popular drawing-style games of Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto and Tennessee Cash, creating lots of winners and additional revenue for Lottery-funded programs.

7/15/2014
Lottery Marks 10th Consecutive Record Year
Posting its tenth consecutive year of increased sales, today the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation announced its sales and proceeds figures for Fiscal Year 2014. The Lottery reported $1.417 Billion in total sales for Fiscal Year 2014, an increase of $49 Million over last year’s previous sales record of $1.368 Billion. This year’s sales resulted in a contribution of $337.2 Million for the education programs funded by the Lottery.

7/10/2014
Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold in OH
The Powerball jackpot of $124.9 million was won Wednesday, July 9, by a player who purchased a ticket in Ohio. In Tennessee, the drawing created over 10,500 winning tickets.

7/3/2014
$259.8 MILLION POWERBALL WINNER CLAIMS PRIZE!
After what seemed like an eternity but what was in fact a mere 22 days, the winner of the largest jackpot in Tennessee Lottery history came forward today to claim his $259.8 million Powerball prize won from the drawing held June 11. Amid TV cameras and cheers from an enthusiastic crowd of well-wishers at Lottery headquarters in Nashville, Knoxville native Roy Cockrum, 58, stood for pictures with Lottery President and CEO Rebecca Hargrove and the traditional oversized winner’s “check” after presenting his winning ticket earlier to Lottery officials.

7/2/2014
$250,000 WIN!
Johnson City resident Marlee Foley is the lucky winner of a $250,000 top prize from the instant game, WINNER TAKE ALL. Marlee, who couldn’t believe that she had just received such a “big check,” purchased her winning ticket at Tobacco Depot in Elizabethton. Congratulations!

6/29/2014
MEGA MILLIONS WON IN TEXAS, JACKPOTS FOR OTHER GAMES GROW
This weekend's wrap-up of drawings for the past two days at the Tennessee Lottery includes: -The Mega Millions jackpot of $33 million was won in Michigan Friday night -The jackpots for all other jackpot games, including Hot Lotto, Tennessee Cash, and Powerball continue to grow, with an impressive an $8.56 million Hot Lotto cash jackpot--withholding taxes paid--up for grabs Wednesday night.

6/16/2014
WINNING POWERBALL TICKET SOLD AT KNOXVILLE KROGER $259.8 Million Jackpot Prize Still Unclaimed Lucky retailer location will receive $25,000
As excitement and curiosity continue to build about who is holding a Powerball ticket worth an estimated $259.8 million, the Tennessee Lottery announced today that the lucky ticket was sold at Kroger, 6702 Clinton Hwy., in Knoxville. The retailer location will receive $25,000 for selling the winning jackpot ticket, in addition to a bright public spotlight and very likely a few more Lottery customers in search of similar good fortune. Meanwhile, the jackpot winner of the Powerball drawing held Wednesday, June 11, remains unknown. Lottery officials advise the lucky ticket holder to sign the back of the ticket, keep it in a secure location, consult with financial and/or legal advisors, and call the Lottery headquarters in Nashville before coming to claim the prize.

6/12/2014
TENNESSEE PLAYER WINS $259.8 MILLION POWERBALL JACKPOT!
A Tennessee Lottery player who purchased a Powerball ticket in Knoxville has won the staggering jackpot of $259.8 million after the drawing held Wednesday, June 11. No information is known about the winner until the prize is claimed.

5/22/2014
$280,000 TENNESSEE CASH WIN IN MEIGS COUNTY! Third jackpot win in three weeks
A player in the city of Decatur in Meigs County correctly matched all five numbers plus the Cash Ball in the Tennessee Cash drawing held May 21 to win the $280,000 jackpot--the third Tennessee Cash jackpot win in as many weeks! No additional information is available until the prize is claimed.

5/21/2014
Mega Millions Jackpot Ticket Sold in PA
The Mega Millions jackpot of $149 million was won Tuesday, May 20, by a player who purchased a ticket in Pennsylvania. In Tennessee, the drawing created nearly 26,000 winning tickets.

5/13/2014
GRAINGER COUNTY RETIREE WINS $260,000 TN CASH JACKPOT!
Congrats to Daniel of Grainger County, who used a combination of birthday dates to win the Tennessee Cash jackpot of $260,000 on May 9. He plans to put the winnings into savings.

5/12/2014
$260,000 TENNESSEE CASH WIN IN KNOXVILLE!
The latest news from the Lottery includes a $260,000 win by a lucky player who purchased a Tennessee Cash ticket for the drawing held May 9. No additional information is available until the player claims the prize.

5/6/2014
$3 BILLION RAISED FOR EDUCATION!
On the eve of graduation season, the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation announced today that it has surpassed $3 billion in funds raised to support education-related programs in the state, including the HOPE Scholarship awards. “It’s that special time of year when accomplished seniors accept their diplomas, while friends and family members proudly look on,” said Lottery President and CEO Rebecca Hargrove. “Three billion dollars is an extraordinary sum, but what’s most meaningful is that this money has helped and continues to help many thousands of young people pursue their dreams of higher education. All Tennesseans can take pride in the success of this effort.”

5/1/2014
$380,000 TENNESSEE CASH JACKPOT WIN IN DUNLAP
A Tennessee Cash Lottery ticket purchased in Dunlap, Tenn., just outside of Chattanooga, is worth $380,000 after the drawing held April 30 for the popular in-state lotto game. The numbers on the ticket matched all six drawn, which makes it a jackpot winner.

4/24/2014
Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold in FL
The Powerball jackpot of $148.8 million was won Wednesday, April 23, by a player who purchased a ticket in Florida. In Tennessee, the drawing created over 11,500 winning tickets.

4/21/2014
LOTTERIES AS PUBLIC TRUST AND BUSINESS, by Tom Jurkovich, VP for Corporate Affairs, TN Lottery. Published in Public Gaming Int'l, March/April 2014
Lotteries, whether state sanctioned or privately operated, have long been with us, going back to ancient times, and have almost always been used to fund public purposes and good causes. It is believed that officials in the Han Dynasty funded portions of the Great Wall of China through lottery proceeds. From at least the time of Augustus, the Ro­mans employed lotteries for city repairs and portions of the public in­frastructure conceived by the Empire's fabled engineers. And many of the landmarks in Europe's Medieval cities - what we still see as stolid walls and fortifications, quaint bridges and cobbled roads -were made possible through lotteries common in those times.

4/18/2014
MILLIONAIRE JUMBO BUCKS TRUE TO ITS NAME
The JUMBO BUCKS instant-ticket family is hugely popular, and here’s one reason why! Congrats to Lemuel and Corinne, the most recent winners of a million-dollar prize from MILLIONAIRE JUMBO BUCKS! The couple are 138th winners of $1 million or more, and they told us they have "a list" of things they plan to do. The million-dollar ticket was purchased at Lucky Here (what an appropriate retailer name!) in Ardmore.

4/8/2014
$522,470 TENNESSEE CASH WIN IN MEMPHIS!
A player in Memphis correctly matched all five numbers plus the Cash Ball in Monday night’s Tennessee Cash drawing to win the $522,470 jackpot. No additional information is available until the prize is claimed.

4/6/2014
OVER 52,000 WEEKEND WINS IN TENNESSEE; MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT WIN IN CA
A Mega Millions jackpot ticket was purchased for Friday night’s drawing in California to win the $30 million prize while in Tennessee, over 18,000 winning Mega Millions tickets were purchased. In total, this weekend's drawings of the Tennessee Lottery’s popular online games of Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto and Tennessee Cash produced over 52,000 winning tickets!

3/26/2014
Mega Millions Jackpot Ticket Sold In NY
The Mega Millions jackpot of $20 million was won Tuesday, March 25, by a player who purchased a ticket in New York. In Tennessee, the drawing created over 17,000 winning tickets.

3/23/2014
OVER 50,000 WINS IN TENNESSEE Powerball Jackpot Won in MO
A Powerball jackpot ticket was sold in Missouri to win Saturday night’s drawing of the $96.5 million prize. In Tennessee, over 50,000 winning tickets were purchased for the Lottery’s popular drawing-style games of Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto and Tennessee Cash creating lots of winners and additional revenue for Lottery-funded programs.

3/19/2014
Mega Millions Jackpot Tickets Sold in FL & MD
The Mega Millions jackpot of $414 million from Tuesday night’s drawing was won by players who purchased tickets in Florida and Maryland. In Tennessee, the drawing created nearly 114,000 winning tickets and additional proceeds for Lottery-funded programs.

3/11/2014
Lottery Instant Tickets Soar in 1st Week of March
Riding the success of its newest games, the Tennessee Education Lottery today announced that the first week of March produced the highest sales of instant-ticket games since the Lottery’s launch week in January 2004. Instant ticket sales for the week ending March 8 hit $31,123,289, the highest in over 10 years. The record for sales of instant tickets is $34,614,300, set after the Lottery’s first week of inception. When combined with sales of all games, this past week came in as the fifth highest grossing week since inception.

3/2/2014
WINNERS IN LIVINGSTON, BARTLETT SPLIT TN CASH JACKPOT OF $854,176; POWERBALL WON IN CALIFORNIA
Two lucky Tennessee Cash players who bought tickets in Livingston and Bartlett will split Friday night's jackpot of $854,176--$427,088 each. That drawing also produced two second-level prize winners, who purchased tickets in Memphis and Johnson City now worth $10,696 each. In other weekend Lottery drawing news, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to $240 million for Tuesday, while someone who played in California won the Powerball jackpot of $60 million.

2/20/2014
POWERBALL DELIVERS 2 NEW TENNESSEE MILLIONAIRES! Million-Dollar Powerball Tickets Sold in LaVergne, Milledgeville $425.3 Million Jackpot Won in California
As Californians check their Powerball tickets to see who won the $425.3 million jackpot from the drawing held Feb. 20, Tennessee players should also be on alert—the drawing created 50,998 winning tickets in the state, two worth $1 million each. The winning local tickets were sold in LaVergne and Milledgeville, creating a new total of 135 Tennessee players who have won $1 million or more since inception.

1/23/2014
LOTTERY MARKS MAJOR MILESTONE WITH 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Announcing another record quarter and the current total of more than $2.91 billion raised for education-related programs, the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation marked the 10th anniversary of the first day of ticket sales on January 20.

1/14/2014
“Power Play” Variable Multiplier Option Returns Jan.22
Beginning Jan. 22, the Powerball “Power Play” option will change to include a multiplier feature for seven of the game’s nine prize levels. At that time, the current set of Power Play prizes for the lower seven prize tiers will change; the new levels will be determined by using a random multiplier of 2, 3, 4 and 5.

1/10/2014
$61 MILLION MEGA MILLIONS WINNERS CLAIM PRIZE!
Amid a festive setting of balloons and cheering onlookers, the Tennessee Lottery today welcomed the winners of its largest prize ever, who arrived to claim the $61 million Mega Millions jackpot won from the drawing held Friday, Jan. 3. The winners of the hefty prize, Bettina “Tina” Still and her son Jonathan, both of Nashville, preferred not to speak publicly but did allow photographs to be taken at the Lottery’s Nashville headquarters with Tennessee Lottery President and CEO Rebecca Hargrove.

1/4/2014
TENNESSEE PLAYER WINS $61 MILLION MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT!
A lucky Tennessee Lottery player who purchased a Mega Millions ticket in Bellevue, Tenn., has won the jackpot of $61 million after the drawing held Friday, Jan. 3. No information is known about the winner until the prize is claimed. This is the first Mega Millions jackpot winner for Tennessee since it began offering the multi-state drawing-style game in January 2010. Should the winner opt to take the lump-sum payment, the cash value of the $61 million jackpot is $32.1 million. The last multi-state game jackpot winner in Tennessee was a family from South Pittsburgh, who won a Powerball jackpot of $25.5 million in March 2005. In addition to the incredible Mega Millions news, a lucky Tennessee Cash player who purchased a ticket in Atoka, Tipton County, won that game’s jackpot of $240,000 from the drawing held Friday night