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LOTTERY SETS NEW RECORD FOR MONTHLY INSTANT GAME SALES $140.7 Million is the Highest Month of Instant Sales Since Inception
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
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NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation continues to shatter its own records, announcing today the highest month of instant game sales since it began more than 13 years ago. Instant game sales for March 2017 were $140.7 million, compared to the previous monthly instant sales record of $126.6 million, set in March 2016. This is an increase of $14.1 million, or 11.2 percent.

The Lottery also reported results for its third quarter (January 1, 2017-March 31, 2017) of the Fiscal Year, which closed as the second highest of any since inception.

“Our diverse, fun selection of instant games is meeting with great success,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO. “Our March launch of Mighty Jumbo Bucks proved especially popular and led the way to the spectacular sales. It’s great news for the education programs funded by the Lottery, which continue to grow.”

Mighty Jumbo Bucks is an oversized ticket that gives players the chance to win up to $3 million. The 8” x 8” ticket complements the highly popular Jumbo Bucks family of instant games.

About the Tennessee Education Lottery

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Since January 20, 2004, the Lottery has raised more than $4 billion to fund designated education programs, including college grants and scholarships, after-school programs and Tennessee Promise.

In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $11.3 billion in prizes and Lottery retailers have earned more than $1 billion in retailer commissions.

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