The Tennessee Lottery is about to make four people millionaires.
The four $1 million prizes will be doled out Monday evening in the lottery's first Million $ Madness game.
"Players have told us for years they want this kind of game," said Rebecca Paul Hargrove, president and CEO of the lottery. And it will mean an estimated $3.2 million in proceeds for education in the state.
Lottery officials will cut off ticket sales when 800,000 are sold — a number nearly reached as the weekend began — which will leave ticket holders with a 1 in 200,000 chance to win $1 million. Tickets cost $10 apiece.
"We know for sure there will be four million-dollar winners," Hargrove said. "This doesn't happen in any other lottery game here."
There also will be two winners of $50,000 each and 100 winners of $500 each. The four winning $1 million tickets will be announced on the statewide lottery telecast at 7:28 p.m. EDT.