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Tennessee Lottery to finally reveal Lotto 5 jackpots

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The Tennessee Lottery announced that it will remove some of the mystery from its Lotto 5 computerized game by giving players an estimated jackpot before each of the tri-weekly drawings.





Prior to estimating the jackpot, players only knew the rollover amount from the previous drawing if there was no winner. At the games launch, it was announced that the top prize would range from the tens of thousands to more than one-hundred thousand dollars.





After just over four months of playing Lotto 5, players have told us they want to know what they are playing for, said Rebecca Paul, CEO and President of the Tennessee Lottery. In order to maximize dollars for education, we will continue to respond to players requests, and this is just one example.





There have been 15 jackpot winners since Lotto 5 tickets went on sale Aug. 29, 2004. The top prizes have ranged from $54,852 to $670,823.





The new announcements begin with Wednesday nights drawing, which has an estimated jackpot of $170,000. If no player matches five of the five numbers drawn, the estimated jackpot for Fridays drawing is $215,000. If there are any winning tickets sold that match five of the five numbers, the estimated top prize for Friday will be $40,000.





In Lotto, for $1 per play, players select five numbers from 1 to 39. If 3, 4 or 5 of those numbers are drawn in any order, the player wins. If there is no top-prize winner, the cash for that prize is added to the top prize for the next drawing. Prize amounts are pari-mutuel, which means all winners share an equal portion of the winnings in each prize category. Overall odds of winning are 1 in 100.





Drawings are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 10:34 p.m. CST and can be seen on the Lotterys TV network partners throughout the state.

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Posted: January 13, 2005, 8:24 am - IP Logged

That's always good. The question is, will they posted here at Lottery Post?

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    Posted: January 14, 2005, 11:15 am - IP Logged

    NY never advertises the Take Five top prize, even though it fluctuates from drawing to drawing.

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      Posted: January 14, 2005, 11:56 am - IP Logged
      Quote: Originally posted by JimmySand9 on January 13, 2005

      That's always good. The question is, will they posted here at Lottery Post?






      Yes, it is posted on the Jackpots page. (Available the first day Tennessee released the info!)

       

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        Posted: January 14, 2005, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

        i don't see why they didn't just post the lottofive jackpot from the begining in tenessee,not posting the jackpot could've prdvented some people from playing....some folks don't want to play unless they know what they are playing for.......

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          Posted: January 14, 2005, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

          i wonder when GA will estimate their jackpots for fantasy 5. they get so high sometimes that advertising would do them some good.

          I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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            Posted: January 14, 2005, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

            i guess paul tried this idea in georgia and brought it here to tennessee...but maybe it didn't work like it did in georgia so they changed it here in tennessee where the jackpot is estimated.....

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              Posted: January 14, 2005, 11:38 pm - IP Logged
              Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on January 14, 2005

              NY never advertises the Take Five top prize, even though it fluctuates from drawing to drawing.






              NY never knows what the top prize will be until the draw takes place. But they do advertise the avg. payout of $50,000 (usually due to 2 people sharing the avg. $100,000 prize pool).

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                Posted: January 16, 2005, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

                they say there's usually 2 winners splitting a $100,000 prize, but in actuality, there are usually 3-5 winners.

                I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.