The Tennessee Lottery Monday unveiled its newest computerized game, Lotto 5, set to launch August 29.
Prizes will be paid in cash, and the top prize will likely range from the tens of thousands to more than one-hundred thousand dollars.
Until ticket sales begin, its difficult to predict what the prize amounts will be, said Rebecca Paul, CEO and president of the Tennessee Lottery. However, weve heard from so many players who are looking forward to this type of game, so we can safely say Lotto 5 will mean more fun for players and more dollars for students.
Playing Lotto 5 is easy: 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 will be 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 will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights and can be seen at the following times on the following Lottery TV network partners throughout the state:
Nashville: WKRN ABC Channel 2, 10:34 p.m. CST
Memphis: WMC NBC Channel 5, 10:40 p.m. CST
Jackson: WBBJ ABC Channel 7, 10:34 p.m. CST
Chattanooga: WTVC ABC Channel 9, 11:34 p.m. EST
Knoxville: WBIR NBC Channel 10, 11:34 p.m. EST
Tri-cities area: WKPT ABC Channel 19, 11:34 p.m. EST