The New Year has started with a bang for Tennessee Lottery Powerball players! Last night’s drawing created 61,741 winning tickets in the state, including a $150,000 winner in Memphis and winners in Nashville and Covington of $50,000 each. Additionally, the jackpot has soared to over a half-billion dollars at $550 million for Saturday’s drawing.
These three players matched four white ball numbers plus the Powerball in last night's drawing, which has a base prize of $50,000. But the Memphis player won $150,000 because he or she added the Power Play multiplier option for an extra dollar. Last night’s multiplier was three.
This makes a total of 20 Tennessee players to win this prize level in less than two months.
No information is available about the winners until the prizes are claimed.
About the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation
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 $4.3 billion to fund designated education programs, including after-school programs, college grants and scholarships and the Governor’s Drive to 55 initiatives.
In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $11.8 billion in prizes and Lottery retailers have earned more than $1.1 billion in retailer commissions.
For additional information, visit tnlottery.com