Play Lotto And Live In Tennessee? Look At This Astounding Record You Helped Break

The largest prize ever won in Tennessee Lottery history was this $260 million Powerball jackpot won by Roy Cockrum of Knoxville, seen here with TN Lottery CEO Rebbecca Hargrove. PHOTO: WBIR

It wasn't the $1.1 billion Tennessee lottery players spent last year that set a new record for the 11th year running...

It's the good work that the funds were used for.

PHOTO: J. Miles Cary / News Sentinel

Lottery officials say the 2014 year's sales resulted in a contribution of more than $347 million for lottery funded education programs in Tennessee. That's also a new record for the Volunteer State.

The total education amount now reaches over $3.4 BILLION: Twitter

Sales rose nearly $59 million from July 2014 until the end of June 2015.

ABOUT: The Tennessee Lottery is run by the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TELC), which was created on June 11, 2003. It plays the following games:

Cash 3
Drawn three times daily except once on Sundays. It draws three digits, each 0 through 9. Prices, prizes, and options vary.

Cash 4

Drawn 19 times weekly. It draws a four-digit number in the same fashion as Cash 3.

Tennessee Cash

Drawn Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. It draws six numbers in the style of Mega Millions and Powerball. The top prize increases (e.g., a jackpot) if there is no top prize winner.

Hot Lotto
Hot Lotto is played in 15 states and the District of Columbia. It also is drawn Wednesdays and Saturdays. Hot Lotto draws five "white balls" numbered from 1 through 47, and one orange "Hot Ball", numbered 1 through 19. The jackpots begin at $1,000,000 (all-cash, and 'taxes-paid'), increasing by at least $50,000 if there is no top prize winner.

Since 2004, Tennessee has been a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL). Powerball began in 1992. Its jackpots begin at $40 million and it is drawn Wednesday and Saturday nights.

Mega Millions
On October 13, 2009, the Mega Millions consortium and MUSL reached an agreement in principle to cross-sell Mega Millions and Powerball in US lottery jurisdictions. The TELC joined Mega Millions on January 31, 2010.