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Tenn. Lottery Sales Top Half Billion Mark

Tennessee LotteryTennessee Lottery: Tenn. Lottery Sales Top Half Billion Mark

The Tennessee Education Lottery announced today ticket sales topped the half-billion-dollar mark over the weekend.

Total ticket sales as of midnight Saturday night are at $501,328,659.

Officials said 82 percent of sales have been from instant ticket games,
11 percent from Powerball, and seven percent from Cash 3.

Approximately $266,104,673 has been won in prizes.

Approximately $32,586,363 has been paid in sales commissions to Tennessee retailers.

The Lottery will announce details of a third computerized game later this month, and is due to make its next transfer to the Tennessee Lottery for Education fund on Oct. 15, it was stated.

So far, more than $123 million has been transferred to the account for scholarships, and more than $2 million for after-school programs.

The momentum from our incredible first few days continues and we have so many people to thank for that, said Rebecca Paul, CEO and President of the Tennessee Lottery.

The excitement about the success of our first six months is overshadowed only by the thousands of students who are heading into the school year with scholarships funded through Lottery ticket sales.

The Tennessee Lottery began selling its first instant tickets on Jan. 20, 2004. At the end of its first fiscal year, after five months and 12 days of ticket sales, the Lottery had raised more than $123 million for education. All Tennessee Lottery profits will go to pay for specific education programs in the state, which initially include the HOPE Scholarship program.


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ONEDAY's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
United States
Member #5328
June 30, 2004
1284 Posts
Posted: August 10, 2004, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

Wow..seems instants are doing well in TN..with 8 out of 10 people playing them.

have a great winning day!

    United States
    Member #379
    June 5, 2002
    11296 Posts
    Posted: August 11, 2004, 9:40 am - IP Logged

    The % of scratch sales will decrease as more online games are offered.

      DoctorEw220's avatar - alien helmet.jpg
      Yinzer Country, PA
      United States
      Member #4067
      March 18, 2004
      2741 Posts
      Posted: August 12, 2004, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

      any word on what that game will be?

      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.

        United States
        Member #379
        June 5, 2002
        11296 Posts
        Posted: August 13, 2004, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

        I'd like to see Tennessee offer Hot Lotto.