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Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation

Phone: (615) 324-6500
Fax: (615) 324-8002
Population: 6,296,254 (U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division)
President & CEO: Rebecca Paul Hargrove
Year Lottery Founded: Ticket sales began on January 20, 2004
Sales FY 2015: $1,475,786,000
Number of Employees: 169
On-line Vendor: GTECH
Advertising Buntin - July 1, 2008
Internet Gaming System: N/A
Retailers: 4,987
Number of Points of Sale (POS): 5,214
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
Games Offered:

Other Activities:
Instants, Powerball,Cash 3, Cash 4, Pick 5, Mega Millions.
Beneficiaries: Education
Jurisdiction: State of Tennessee.

Background Information

In November 2002, 58 percent of Tennessee voters approved a state lottery for the primary purpose of funding college scholarships. The following spring, the legislature created the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, and the bill was signed into law in June 2003. Ticket sales began on January 20, 2004, with four instant games: Tennessee Millionaire, Lucky 7’s, $100,000 Jackpot and Tennessee Treasures. Ticket sales reached $10.8 million that first day.
In March 2004, the Lottery launched its first draw game, Cash 3. Two more draw games were added that first year, Powerball in April and Lotto 5 in August. Current games include Powerball, Mega Millions, Tennessee Cash, Cash 3 and Cash 4.
Tennessee is unique in the industry for introducing a game other than Keno as its first monitor game experience. Hot Trax Champions, an animated car race with competing professional race car drivers, debuted November 2006 and continued through December 2008.
The Tennessee Education Lottery has been known for its unique programs of leadership and diversity. In June 2004, it launched a Summer Internship Program designed for students of the state’s historical black colleges and universities.
Lottery proceeds benefit Tennessee students attending public or private colleges or universities across the state through Lotteryfunded scholarships and grants. More than 100,000 individuals benefit each year from these awards and programs. Lottery revenues may also be used for pre-kindergarten and after-school programs.


News Archive for CY2017
March 16, 2017 Tennessee Lottery Interest Groups Oppose Open Records Law Change
March 13, 2017 Tennessee Lottery Sets New Record For Weekly Instant Game Sales
February 27, 2017 Controversial Tennessee Lottery Bill Clears House Easily
February 8, 2017 Lawmakers Take Aim at Lottery Commercials, Introduce Reform Legislation
January 20, 2017 Tennessee Lottery Celebrates 13 Years, More Than $4 Billion for Education
January 11, 2017 Tennessee Lawmaker Criticizes ‘Predatory’ State Lottery Ads

News Archive for CY2016
November 15, 2015 IGT Installs $17,000 Computer Lab at Nashville’s Preston Taylor Boys & Girls Club
November 15, 2015 IGT, In Partnership with the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, Launch the 281st After School Advantage Lab
September 2, 2016 Tennessee Lottery Continues Record-Breaking Kick-Off to New Fiscal Year
July 18, 2016 Lottery Closes Year By Shattering Multiple Records, Including Raising An All-Time High For Education
May 9, 2016 Tennessee Lottery Marks 8th Best Week Since Inception; Total Sales Up 23% Over Same Week in May 2015
April 15, 2016 Tennessee Lottery Sets New Record For Education Funding
April 6, 2016 Tennessee Attorney General Says Fantasy Sports is 'Illegal Gambling'
March 23, 2016 Lottery Celebrates Over One Million Scholarships & Grants Awarded
January 20, 2016 Lottery Celebrates 12 Years, More Than $3.6 Billion for Education

News Archive for CY2015
November 3, 2015 Tennessee Lottery Announce Sales Record, and New Game
October 15, 2015 Tennessee Lottery Posts Record First Quarter for Education Funding
October 7, 2015 IGT Creates Mobile Player Convenience Apps for Rhode Island Lottery and Tennessee Lottery Corporation
August 10, 2015 Tennessee Lottery Invites You to Follow on Social Media
July 20, 2015 Lottery Posts 11th Consecutive Record Year; Sales Increased by 4.1 Percent, Total Funding For Education Now Exceeds $3.4 Billion
July 16, 2015 Tennessee Lottery Posts 11th Consecutive Record Year
July 5, 2015 New Instant Games on the Way This Week
April 17, 2015 Tennessee Lottery Posts Record Quarterly Returns
April 8, 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for Tennessee Lottery's Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
April 3, 2015 Tennessee Lottery Surpasses $10 Billion in Instant Ticket Sales
March 17, 2015 Tennessee Lottery Joins Multi-State Launch of MONOPOLY Millionaires' Club™ Instant Ticket
February 19, 2015 Lottery Sets New Record For Weekly Sales
February 12, 2015 Powerball Jackpot Run = $12.3 Million For Education In Tennessee

News Archive for CY2014
July 15, 2014 Tennessee Lottery Marks 10th Consecutive Record Year
July 3, 2014 Tennessee Jackpot Lottery Winner to Share the Joy
May 6, 2014 Lottery Surpasses $3 Billion Raised For Education Programs
May 1, 2014 Lottery Drawing Awards Over $1.5 Million
March 11, 2014 Lottery Secrecy Bill Fails on Vote
March 11, 2014 Lottery Instant Tickets Soar in First Week of March
January 22, 2014 Lottery Marks Major Milestone With 10th Anniversary
January 20, 2014 Tennessee Lottery Celebrates a Decade of Success


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