NASHVILLE - As excitement and curiosity continue to build about who is holding a Powerball ticket worth an estimated $259.8 million, the Tennessee Lottery announced today that the lucky ticket was sold at Kroger, 6702 Clinton Hwy., in Knoxville.
The retailer location will receive $25,000 for selling the winning jackpot ticket, in addition to a bright public spotlight and very likely a few more Lottery customers in search of similar good fortune.
Meanwhile, the jackpot winner of the Powerball drawing held Wednesday, June 11, remains unknown. Lottery officials advise the lucky ticket holder to sign the back of the ticket, keep it in a secure location, consult with financial and/or legal advisors, and call the Lottery headquarters in Nashville before coming to claim the prize.
The Lottery will release additional details as they become available.
Until then, here are additional Quick Facts:
• Player matched all six Powerball numbers drawn on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
• Wins jackpot of $259.8 million. (Present cash value is estimated at $153.5 million.)
• This is the largest prize in Tennessee Lottery history and the second jumbo-jackpot win in 2014. (A mother and son from Bellevue,TN won a $61 million Mega Millions jackpot on January 3.)
• The Tennessee Lottery has now sold 141 winning Lottery tickets worth a million dollars or more.
• This jackpot roll began April 26 and generated more than $4.5 million for Lottery-funded education programs in Tennessee.
• Total number of winning tickets sold in Tennessee for this draw: 17,061.
• Including this jackpot winner, the Lottery has awarded approximately $609 million in Powerball prizes since it launched the game in April 2004.
• Powerball has generated approximately $575 million for education programs and generated $1.36 billion in total sales since Tennessee began offering the game.
• Retailer location that sold the ticket will receive $25,000.
• Winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize.
• 45 lottery jurisdictions sell Powerball tickets (43 states plus Washington DC and US Virgin Islands).
The Tennessee Education Lottery has raised over $3 BILLION for education since it began selling tickets on January 20, 2004 and funded more than 800,000 scholarships and grants. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $7 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned over $753 million in retailer commissions.
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