Lottery Passes 2 Billion Mark
The Tennessee lottery has surpassed $2 billion in funds raised to support education-related programs in the state.
Lottery officials made the announcement Thursday, saying more than 100,000 students have received awards to higher education institutions in the state this year.
A billboard campaign will begin soon to mark the achievement.
The state lottery began selling tickets in 2004 after voters approved the sales in a referendum.