Mega Millions

Tennessee Lottery Sets 3rd-Quarter Record

Apr 17, 2012
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The Tennessee Lottery raised a record 89.9 million dollars for education in the third quarter.  It exceeded the old record of just over 79 .5 million in the third quarter of 2006.  Lottery officials credit a world record Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million on March 30 and increasingly popular instant games.  Lottery board chairman Keith Simmons says the games are on track for a record year.

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Last week's record Mega Millions drawing made a winner of Illinois schools, too.  WBBM Radio reports that record Illinois lottery sales in the past nine weeks pumped $31.5 million into the fund devoted to public schools.  Lottery officials say that's mostly because of the multi-state Mega Millions game that reached an all-time high $656 million before producing three main winners in a drawing Friday.  One of the Mega Millions winners bought a ticket in Red Bud near St. Louis.