The holidays have become quite a bit merrier for a Powerball player in Brentwood who won $1 million playing Saturday night’s Powerball game! The lucky player’s ticket matched all five white balls to win the second-place prize of $1 million in the popular game. This becomes the 99th ticket sold in Tennessee worth one-million dollars or more since the Lottery’s inception. No additional information is available until the player redeems the prize.
In other news, a $35 million Mega Millions jackpot ticket was purchased in California.
About the Tennessee Education Lottery
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Net proceeds from sales of Lottery tickets, currently averaging over $5.3 million per week, fund specific education programs, including college scholarships and after-school programs.
Since the Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $2.47 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $5.6 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned more than $615 million in retailer commissions.
For more information, please visit www.tnlottery.com. For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit www.collegepaystn.com. To see a county-by-county breakdown of the number of students who benefit, visit www.seehowitaddsup.com.
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