NASHVILLE - As word spreads and excitement builds over Saturday night’s big news that a $50 million winning Powerball ticket was sold in East Tennessee, the Tennessee Lottery announced today the lucky ticket was purchased at Rocky Top Market, 1811 Roane Street, in Harriman.
The retailer location will receive $25,000 for selling the winning jackpot ticket, in addition to a bright public spotlight and a few more Lottery customers in search of similar good fortune.
A separate wave of anticipation is building in Hohenwald, where a $2 million Powerball ticket was sold at Nick & Bubba’s Beer & Bait, 281 Summertown Hwy. That retailer will receive $5,000.
The winners of both Powerball prizes remain unknown at this time. Lottery officials advise the ticket holders to sign the back of the ticket, keep it in a secure location, consult with a financial adviser, 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:
• Jackpot Win: Player matched all six Powerball numbers drawn on Saturday, March 21, 2015.
• Wins jackpot of $50 million. (Present cash value is estimated at $33.5 million.)
• This is the third largest prize in Tennessee Lottery history and the second Powerball jackpot win in Tennessee during the past year. (A Knoxville man won a $259.8 million jackpot in June 2014.)
• $2 Million Win: Player matched five of six Powerball numbers drawn. Prize is $1 million, but since the player added “Power Play” for an extra $1, the prize is doubled.
• The Tennessee Lottery has now sold 161 winning Lottery tickets worth a million dollars or more.
• Each winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize.
About the Tennessee Education Lottery
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Lottery ticket sales fund specific education programs, including college scholarships, after-school programs and the new Tennessee Promise initiative.
Since the Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $3.2 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $7.9 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned over $822 million in retailer commissions.
For more information, please visit www.tnlottery.com
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