NASHVILLE - Lottery players who purchased Powerball tickets from Tennessee retailers have won an estimated $1,171,911, including five $100,000 winners, the Tennessee Lottery announced. Three of the $100,000 tickets were purchased in Nashville, one in Knoxville, and one in Whiteville (in west Tennessee). By selecting the Power Play option, 8,093 players multiplied their winnings by two.
The Powerball jackpot for the next drawing on April 28 is estimated at $120 million. Powerball drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m. CST (10:59 p.m. EST). Watch for drawings at 10 p.m. CST (11 p.m. EST) on official Tennessee Lottery television stations throughout Tennessee.
As with all Tennessee Lottery games, profits from Powerball tickets sold in Tennessee remain in the state and go to fund education programs. Most immediately, the Lottery is charged with raising at least $88 million by July 1 in order to fund scholarships for an estimated 65,000 students expected to attend Tennessee colleges and universities in the fall.
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