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Tenn. Lottery rakes in millions fast
State lottery sets record launch with $10.8MTennessee's lottery took in about $10.8 million on its first day, setting a per-capita sales record for lottery launches with nearly $2 spent for every state resident, officials said. It's a great day and very exciting for us,'' lottery chief Rebecca Paul said Wednesday.Sales as of 10 p.m. Tuesday reached $1.87 for each state resident, surpassing the first-day figure of $1.83 per resident when Georgia started a lottery in 1993. The first day in any lot ...
Jan 23, 2004, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery gets 'gangbuster' start
Big winners reported among early ticket buyersThe Tennessee Lottery got off to a gangbusters start in Knoxville on Tuesday after a 12:01 a.m. kickoff, with hundreds lining up for tickets and the city reporting one of the state's largest winners. It has been one of the quickest (lottery starts in the nation) for sure, said Kym Gerlock, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Lottery organization. I'm hearing a lot of excitement coming out of Knoxville. State Sen. Steve Cohen, a Memphis Democrat who cha ...
Jan 21, 2004, 5:34 am - Lottery News forum

Tennesseans cash in
Retailers were busy the first day of the Tennessee Lottery, but of the 3,500 retail locations selling the tickets less than 4 percent experienced major problems.Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TELC) spokesperson Kym Gerlock said it was a good day overall with several $1,000 winners.Problems that occurred included that some retailers had tickets, but not the equipment or software to sell them, others had the equipment, but not the tickets.Lee Huang, owner of the Berry Hill Market, at 808 ...
Jan 21, 2004, 5:32 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery's first day a success, especially for two
Tennessee Lottery officials called Tuesday's launch of lottery instant-ticket sales a success, with brisk sales at retailers across the state.Opening day's two largest prize winners, at $7,000 each, were from the Memphis end of the state: Jimmy Fowler of Jackson, and Daniel Young of Horn Lake, Miss., according to the lottery headquarters.Fowler said Tuesday night that the five $1 Lucky 7's tickets he bought at the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Jackson shortly after noon were the first lottery ti ...
Jan 21, 2004, 5:30 am - Lottery News forum

Governor among first to kick off Tennessee lottery
It may have been the first day of Tennessee's lottery and the first time Gov. Phil Bredesen had ever bought a lottery ticket, but he knew exactly which one he wanted when he walked into a market Tuesday. Tennessee Treasures, he said as he pulled out $2 for the clerk. I like the name. Bredesen, wearing a yellow-and-purple lottery button reading Education Wins, wasn't disappointed when he didn't win a prize on his first ticket - or any of several follow-up tries - because the proceeds go towar ...
Jan 21, 2004, 5:27 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee Lottery snapshots from day 1
12:01 a.m. - Waiting to be firstYou win some. You lose some.Starting at 11:30 Monday night, a small line formed inside the Corner Express Exxon in Henderson. The store was crowded for so late at night.Regina Vandiver and her mother-in-law, Vickie Rhodes, were the first two people in line to buy lottery tickets. I want some money! Vandiver said, cash in hand. Come on, Mama needs a new pair of shoes, Rhodes chimed in.The women shared a cigarette and counted down the minutes according to the offi ...
Jan 21, 2004, 5:24 am - Lottery News forum

First Lottery Tickets Sold in Tennessee
Lottery fans dreaming of riches waited patiently until after midnight to try their luck as Tennessee became the last state in the Southeast to offer legal gambling.Four different types of scratch-off lottery games went on sale at 12:01 a.m. local time Tuesday. Tickets cost between $1 and $5 and award prizes up to $1 million. I feel it will be lucky here tonight. Hopefully it will be, said Natalie Dukureh, a postal worker in Nashville who raced to a convenience store right after her shift ended ...
Jan 20, 2004, 6:06 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery feelings still run deep
Over at the Varsity Market on Oil Well Road in North Jackson, the store managers and cashiers know Louis Morris by name.He's a regular, usually in and out on weekdays to grab a cup of coffee before being on his way. In fact, his silver coffee mug has the store's name on it.However, as Varsity Market geared up in recent days to sell lottery tickets and showed off signs it would place in windows, Morris hardly cared. The store might sell its share of lottery tickets, but the Tennessee Lottery won' ...
Jan 19, 2004, 7:21 am - Lottery News forum

Security heads list of lottery priorities
There could be a lot of winners after scratch-off lottery tickets go on sale at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow.But it won't be because the lottery manipulated the games to produce more winners right away to entice more people to play.''It will appear there are more winners the first day than the second day,'' said Rebecca Paul, president and chief executive officer of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp.''We'll sell more tickets the first day so we'll have more winners based on the fact that you sell more ...
Jan 19, 2004, 7:18 am - Lottery News forum

Kentucky Lottery Officials Prepare For Loss Of Tennessee Customers
While Tennesseans prepare to win jackpots in their own state for the first time, Kentucky Lottery officials are fretting over the potential lost revenue.Tennessee will launch its first lottery game Tuesday -- scratch-off tickets.Online games are expected to begin by March, and Tennessee likely will join a multistate game like Mega Millions or Powerball by summer.Kentucky Lottery president and chief executive Arch Gleason estimates the state will lose 48.4 million dollars in sales in the 2004-20 ...
Jan 19, 2004, 7:15 am - Lottery News forum