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3/2/2015
$2 MILLION POWERBALL WINNER STARTED DANCING AT MIDNIGHT Winner From Erin Used Power Play to Double His Prize
When Benjamin Pendergrass checked his phone’s text message for the winning numbers from Saturday night’s Powerball drawing, he did a double take. Then a triple take. Once he realized his ticket matched five of the six winning numbers, he and co-workers on the late shift “started dancing all around!” It’s easy to see why: His lucky ticket, purchased at Wells Market in Erin, Houston County, was worth $2 million. “It was hard to believe,” said Mr. Pendergrass, who lives in Erin and works nearby at Tennessee Valley Authority. “When I started realizing I had matched more than a couple numbers, I was just happy I would win something. I couldn’t believe it when the numbers kept matching, right on up until the Powerball.”

3/1/2015
$2 MILLION POWERBALL WINNER IN ERIN; MEGA MILLIONS WON IN NY
There's a Powerball ticket purchased in the northwest Tennessee town of Erin now worth $2 million after Saturday night's Powerball drawing. The lucky ticket matched five of six numbers drawn, which begins as a $1 million prize. Since the as-yet-unknown player added the Power Play option for an extra dollar, the prize was doubled.

2/19/2015
LOTTERY SETS NEW RECORD FOR WEEKLY SALES Popular Instant Tickets, Half-Billion-Dollar Powerball Jackpot Produce Nearly $43 Million in Sales for the Week
Driven by strong demand for an array of creative instant games and a Powerball jackpot that reached more than $564 million, sales for the week ending February 15, 2015, set a new Tennessee Lottery record. Gross sales of $42,697,488 for the week shattered the previous mark of $41,000,831 for the week ending March 31, 2012.

2/12/2015
POWERBALL JACKPOT RUN = $12.3 MILLION FOR EDUCATION IN TENNESSEE Top Prize to be split by winners in North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico
For the Volunteer State, the incredible Powerball jackpot run that ended Wednesday night resulted in 122,142 winning tickets sold in the state, along with plenty of fun around water coolers, coffee shops, dinner tables, and the like. The most important outcome, however, is that approximately $12.3 million was generated for education in Tennessee during this jackpot cycle alone.

2/6/2015
POWERBALL JACKPOT PUSHED TO $380 MILLION FOR SATURDAY
Bustling sales and growing jackpot fever have helped push the jackpot for the popular game of Powerball from $360 million to an incredible $380 million for Saturday night’s drawing. With a jackpot this size, the Tennessee Education Lottery is encouraging those who want a chance to win to avoid the rush and not wait until the last minute to purchase a ticket. Tickets for the big drawing must be purchased by 8:59 p.m. CT/9:59 p.m. ET on Saturday. The Lottery also reminds players to have fun, but play responsibly.

2/5/2015
$1 MILLION POWERBALL WIN IN COLLIERVILLE Jackpot Jumps to $360 Million; 156th Winning Ticket of $1 Million or More
A Powerball ticket sold in Collierville is worth $1 million after it matched 5 of 6 numbers drawn Wednesday. Added to that big news is the continuing climb of the game’s triple-digit jackpot, now at $360 million for Saturday. The Collierville ticket is the 156th Tennessee Lottery ticket sold worth $1 million or more since inception. No additional information about the winner is available until the prize is claimed.

1/26/2015
CROSSVILLE MAN AWAKES TO A $749,724 TENNESSEE CASH WIN
When Alvie Ward’s wife woke him up at 3 a.m. Saturday, he had no idea it was to share amazing news—he had won $749,724 playing Tennessee Cash, a drawing-style lottery game offered only in Tennessee. Alvie, of Crossville, won the jackpot by matching all six numbers drawn in Friday night’s drawing. He said he selects the numbers to play using his children’s birthdays, which proved to be a lucky strategy.

1/25/2015
$749,724 TENNESSEE CASH WINNER IN CROSSVILLE!
There's a lucky "Tennessee Cash" Lottery player holding a ticket now worth $749,724 after Friday night's drawing. The ticket, purchased in Crossville, matched all six numbers drawn in Tennessee's own drawing-style game.

1/21/2015
KNOXVILLE MAN WINS $2 MILLION PRIZE! Lucky Win Claimed on the Lottery’s 11th Anniversary
Just in time to mark the Lottery’s 11th Anniversary, a lucky Lottery player from East Tennessee stepped forward to present a "Silver Spectacular" winning instant game ticket worth $2 million. It was the 155th winning ticket worth a million dollars or more since the Lottery’s inception on January 20, 2004.

1/18/2015
POWERBALL HITS $208 MILLION; MEGA MILLIONS WON IN IL
Saturday night's Powerball drawing pushed the jackpot for the popular game over the $200 million mark, now at $208 million for Wednesday. Meanwhile, a lucky Mega Millions ticket purchased in Illinois won that games's massive jackpot of $270 million on Friday.

1/13/2015
MORRISTOWN MILLION-DOLLAR WINNER SAYS HE IS “BLESSED”
The Tennessee Lottery’s newest millionaire was practically glowing when he arrived today at the Lottery’s headquarters in Nashville to claim his sizable prize. With his wife of 31 years by his side,the Morristown sales manager says he is “blessed” and still in near-disbelief after finding out his ticket matched 5 of the 6 Powerball numbers drawn Saturday, January 10. No additional information is available.

1/11/2015
$1 MILLION POWERBALL WINNER IN MORRISTOWN
It's a Happy New Year for a player who purchased a Powerball ticket in Morristown, now worth a cool $1 million after the drawing held Saturday, Jan. 10.

1/8/2015
LOTTERY DRAWING AWARDS OVER $1.4 MILLION 17 Players Win “Play it Again!” Cash After Entering Non-Winning Tickets
From disbelief and tears to laughs and screams of joy, the winners of the Tennessee Lottery’s recent “Play It Again!” drawing expressed a variety of emotions after learning of their good luck. The 17 cash prizes, which totaled more than $1.4 million, ranged from $5,000 to $250,000, including eight prizes of $100,000 each and two of $250,000 each.