The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TEL) has closed its Fiscal Year with an all-time high for sales and proceeds for education. With record gross total sales for the year of $1.73 billion, the TEL will return an all-time high of $421.7 million for all education programs funded by the Lottery, which exceeds the prior year education funding by 9.1 percent.
All told, the Lottery has generated more than $4.6 billion for education in the state since its inception on Jan. 20, 2004.
A lucky Tennessee Cash player in Jonesborough in Washington County won the $718,368 jackpot Friday night. And a Corryton, Knox County Powerball player won $50,000 Saturday night by matching four of the five white numbers drawn plus the red Powerball.
No information is available about the winners until the prizes are claimed.
This very lucky Camden winner smiled “till her face cracked” after winning the Cash 4 Life jackpot of $1,000 a day for life on June 21, 2018. Who can blame her? After getting numbers from a quick pick Cash 4 Life play a couple years ago, she kept playing those same numbers because they had special meaning. The winning ticket was purchased at Pockets on Hwy. 641.
This is the first time this game’s top prize has been won in Tennessee. Congrats!