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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:
Sales FY 2016:
Number of Employees: 169
On-line Vendor: GTECH
Advertising Buntin - July 1, 2008
Internet Gaming System: N/A
Retailers: 5,038
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
September 23, 2021 Double Play Brings More Than $400,000 in Additional Winnings to Powerball Players as the Jackpot Continues to Grow
July 15, 2021 Lottery Raises Nearly Half-A-Billion Dollars, A Record for Education in Tennessee
June 18, 2021 Tennessee Lottery Surpasses $2,000,000,000 in Total Annual Revenues for First Time Ever
June 17, 2021 Tennessee Lottery Surpasses $2 Billion in Total Annual Revenues for First Time Ever
May 6, 2021 Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation is Title Sponsor of Nashville Superspeedway’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Race on Saturday, June 19
April 15, 2021 Tennessee Lottery Raises Record $140,300,000 For Education in FY 2021 Third Quarter
April 12, 2021 Week Ending April 10 Sets Tennessee Lottery Instant Games Sales Record
April 8, 2021 Lottery: Highest Single-Day Instant Game Sales Since First Day in 2004
January 18, 2021 Tennessee Lottery Transfers Nearly $110 Million to Education Account for 2Q FY 2021
04.01.21 Tennessee Lottery Reports Sports Betting Taxes, Handle for November 2020
November 12, 2020 Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation Becomes GLMS' First Regulating Member
October 20, 2020 Tennessee Lottery Adds Popular “Quick Cash” Feature to Cash 4 Life
October 16, 2020 Tennessee Education Lottery Posts Best First Quarter of Fiscal Year Since Inception
July 16, 2020 Tennessee Lottery’s FY 2020 Proceeds Bring Total Raised for Education to More Than Five and A Half Billion Dollars
October 21, 2019 Tennessee Education Lottery’s First Quarter Proceeds Bring Total Raised for Education to More than $5.16 Billion
September 12, 2019 Wanda Young Wilson, COO and General Counsel of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, to Retire
July 16, 2019 Powerball Jackpot Adds to Excitement of Tennessee Lottery's All-Time High for Education
July 2, 2019 Two Popular Lottery Games Get Great New Features
April 15, 2019 Tennessee Education Lottery’s 3rd Quarter Proceeds for Education 3rd Highest Ever
January 16, 2019 Tennessee Lottery Celebrates 15 Years, Best Quarterly Return to Education Since Launch
January 8, 2019 Tennessee Lottery Awarded Prestigious Responsible Gaming Certification

News Archive for CY2018
December 12, 2018 IGT Helps Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation Expand into New Retail Channels Through Three-Year Contract Extension
November 22, 2018 Rebecca Paul Hargrove Elected WLA President
October 16, 2018 Lottery’s 1st Quarter Proceeds Bring Total Raised for Education to More Than $4.7 Billion
July 16, 2018 Tennessee Lottery Closes Year with All-Time High For Education
May 1, 2018 Tennessee Lottery President Named Chair Of The World Lottery Association’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
March 29, 2018 Tennessee Lottery Sets New Record for Sales; Total Raised for Education Crosses $4.5 Billion
March 29, 2018 Tennessee Lottery CFO/ISO Awarded Lifetime Industry Achievement Award
January 17, 2018 Tennessee Education Lottery Celebrates 14 Years, More Than $4.4 Billion For Education

News Archive for CY2017
October 29, 2017 Lotto America Launches Nov. 12 with Supersized Jackpot
October 17, 2017 Tennessee Lottery’s First Quarter Is Highest Since Inception
August 14, 2017 Tennessee Lottery’s “Eclipse Jumbo Bucks” Game Adds to the Fun of Epic Event
April 23, 2017 Exciting Week at the Tennessee Lottery!
April 17, 2017 Tennessee Lottery’s 3rd Quarter Proceeds for Education 2nd Highest to Date
April 5, 2017 Tennessee Education Lottery Sets New Record for Monthly Instant Game Sales
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


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