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POWERBALL JACKPOT NOW $700 MILLION FOR SATURDAY NIGHT’S DRAWING Largest Jackpot in U.S. History $1 Million Winning Ticket Sold in Chattanooga
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Media Contact:  Rachel Petrie
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NASHVILLE - Last night’s Powerball drawing produced an incredible 142,991 winning tickets in Tennessee, including a $1 million winner in Chattanooga, and a record $675 million jackpot that has now been increased to an astounding $700 million for Saturday night’s drawing.

Bustling sales amid growing jackpot fever have helped push the jackpot for the popular game to a new record for Powerball and the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.

“Players around the country have joined the excitement for a chance to win such an incredible prize, but remember to play responsibly; it only takes one ticket to win,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery. Also remember to sign your ticket immediately after purchase. Tickets must be purchased no later than Saturday 8:59 p.m. CT/9:59 p.m. ET for Saturday’s record drawing.

Besides the jackpot, there are eight other prize levels that players can win with prizes ranging from $4 up to $2 million. With the TN Lottery Mobile app and in-store ticket checkers, players can easily check their tickets to see if they have won a prize.

Powerball is a popular drawing-style lottery game played in 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. To play Powerball just select any five numbers from 1 to 69 and one POWERBALL number from 1 to 26, or choose Quick Pick (QP) and let the computer randomly pick any or all of your numbers. Overall odds to win a prize are 1 in 24.9. Odds to win the jackpot are approximately 1 in 292 million.

Powerball drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday nights. Please note that broadcast times on any of the Lottery’s partner television networks may vary.

About the Tennessee Education Lottery

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Since January 20, 2004, the Lottery has raised more than $3.5 billion for designated education programs to fund college grants and scholarships, a variety of after-school programs and the new Tennessee Promise initiative.

In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $8.7 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned more than $896 million in retailer commissions. For additional information, visit tnlottery.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Have Fun. Play Responsibly.

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