The Tennessee Lottery’s Nashville headquarters was full of tears, smiles and hugs during the past week from a seemingly endless stream of winners. A few of these were:
Just imagine: $1,000 a week … for life! That’s what a lucky Tennessee Lottery player in Greeneville won from the April 17, 2017, “CASH 4 LIFE” drawing. This is Tennessee’s first winner of one of the game’s two lifelong prizes, paid in annual installments for the winner’s lifetime.
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation announced today the second highest quarterly return to education since it began Jan. 20, 2004. The period from Jan. 1, 2017, through March 31, 2017, produced $104.3 million for education, bringing the total raised for Lottery-funded programs to nearly $4.1 billion.
There are more prizes to win playing Tennessee Lottery drawing-style games than just the big jackpots. Last night's Powerball drawing created 13,193 winning tickets in Tennessee including a $150,000 Power Play winner in Chattanooga, and a $50,000 winner in Franklin.
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation continues to shatter its own records, announcing today the highest month of instant game sales since it began more than 13 years ago. Instant game sales for March 2017 were $140.7 million, compared to the previous monthly instant sales record of $126.6 million, set in March 2016. This is an increase of $14.1 million, or 11.2 percent.
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation continues to shatter its own records, announcing today the highest week of instant game sales since it began more than 13 years ago. Sales for the week ending March 11, 2017, were $37.4 million compared to $34.6 million for the first week of Lottery sales, which began Jan. 20, 2004.
This lucky couple has a new favorite word: Jumbo! Teddy & Ameila had a Jumbo win of $300,000 playing a "Jumbo Jumbo Bucks" ticket bought at HP Fuel Max Express in Ardmore. Jumbo congrats!
The Powerball drawing held Feb. 22, 2017, for what grew to be a $435.3 million Powerball jackpot created 55,962 winning tickets in Tennessee, including two worth $50,000 each. Those were sold in Munford and Ooltewah, while the winning jackpot ticket was sold in Indiana.
As the Powerball jackpot climbs to an enormous new high--$403 million--so do the number of Tennessee winners. Saturday night's drawing created 31,632 winning tickets in the state, including one now worth $50,000 sold in Memphis.
For the third time in just over a week, a lucky Tennessee Lottery player has won a Tennessee Cash jackpot. This time it’s an as-yet-unknown player who purchased a ticket in Columbia that matched all six numbers drawn Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, to win $220,000.
The Tennessee Lottery's weekend drawings created thousands of winning tickets, including a $220,000 Tennessee Cash jackpot winner in Jellico (Friday, Feb. 3), and a $50,000 Powerball winner in Brentwood (Saturday, Feb. 4). This is the second time in a week the jackpot has been won for Tennessee Cash.
An as-yet-unknown Tennessee Lottery player in Johnson City won $100,000 from the Powerball drawing held Feb. 1, 2017. The lucky player won by matching 4 of the 5 white numbers drawn plus the red Powerball number.
A lucky Tennessee Lottery player in Paris, TN, won a $520,000 Tennessee Cash jackpot from the drawing held Jan. 30, 2017. This is the 74th time the jackpot has been won in this Tennessee-only drawing-style game.
The Tennessee Education Lottery marks its 13th anniversary today with the announcement that it has surpassed the $4 billion mark for dollars raised for education. The Lottery also announced its second quarter results, which yielded a record second-quarter return of $89.6 million to the Lottery for Education Account for the period Oct. 1 through Dec. 30, 2016.
Safety first! Barbara Jones of Cordova was so shocked to learn she won a million dollars she immediately popped an aspirin. Only then did she call her husband, who helped verify five of her numbers matched the five white numbers drawn in the Mega Millions drawing held Dec. 13, 2016. “My heart was pounding so hard and fast it scared me!” said Barbara, who owns a sprinkler system company with her husband. “I still can’t believe it.”
Mom, wife, waitress and Lottery winner! Congrats to Tiffany of Madisonville who won $300,000 playing Jumbo Jumbo Bucks instant game. Tiffany bought her winning ticket at ABC Convenience #18 and plans to save her prize for her children’s education.