NASHVILLE - While excitement continues to build about the next Mega Millions drawing, the weekend brought great news to a player in Jackson, Tenn. who won $1 million in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing, making him or her the 129th Tennessee Lottery winner of $1 million or more. In addition, a player who purchased a Tennessee Cash ticket in Kodak in Sevier County matched all six numbers drawn for that game Friday night to win the jackpot of $360,000. No additional information is available about the winners until the prizes are claimed.
In the meantime, the Mega Millions jackpot continues to soar to unbelievable highs, now at $550 million for Tuesday night; the fourth largest in U.S. history and second largest ever for the game itself. The current record jackpot is $656 million, shared by players in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland on March 30, 2012.
With the incredible Mega Millions jackpot, new instant games including a series of Duck Dynasty® instant tickets and popular holiday games, and this week’s drawing of the popular Play It Again! program, it promises to be another exciting week at the Lottery.
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 $6.3 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 $2.8 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $6.5 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned nearly $706 million in retailer commissions.
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