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Congrats to a lucky Tennessee Lottery Powerball player in Knoxville, who won $100,000 from the March 21, 2018, drawing by matching four of the white ball numbers drawn plus the Powerball.

NASHVILLE--As the Powerball jackpot continues to rise--now at $455 million--thousands of players win cash from the game's eight additional prize levels. This includes two Tennessee players who won $150,000 each in Ardmore and Fayetteville last night, and another in Munford who won $50,000. 


Two Powerball players in west Tennessee--one in Stanton (Haywood County) and the other in Memphis--are each holding a Powerball ticket worth $100,000 after the drawing held March 3, 2018. 

An Oliver Springs man plans to take a “long-needed” vacation after winning $100,000 playing the Tennessee Lottery’s KENO To Go game. KENO To Go is a Tennessee-only game that launched in August 2017 featuring drawings every five minutes.

A lesson in water sports could be in the near future for Kurtis Harshaw of Cunningham, who won a Stingray 225CR Boat from a Tennessee Education Lottery “VIP Rewards Drawing.” The boat, delivered over the weekend, will be a sporty second for Kurtis, whose family has a relaxed-pace pontoon boat they enjoy riding on the Cumberland River.


February began with a bang for a lucky Chattanooga player, who won a $1,230,034 jackpot last night playing the in-state game Tennessee Cash. Drawings are held three days a week for this popular game, and tickets are just a dollar.

A day of errands turned into a big payday for Melvin Adams of Bristol, who won $1 million playing the Tennessee Lottery instant game, 100X.

After dropping off his wife Tressia at the mall, Melvin headed to a doctor’s appointment. On the way back to pick her up, he stopped at Bays Mart 21 on West Market in Johnson City and purchased what turned out to be quite a lucky ticket.

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation celebrates its 14th anniversary this week with the announcement of a record second quarter and a total of more than $4.4 billion for education programs. With the Lottery’s stellar year-over-year performance, Lottery-funded education initiatives continue to grow and achieve national recognition.

A Red Boiling Springs man decided to purchase a Mega Millions ticket for the first time this week and became a millionaire overnight. Before dawn, Jimmy Morgan checked his ticket against the winning Mega Millions numbers drawn January 5 and realized he matched all five white balls (without the Mega Ball). Once he rubbed his eyes and checked again, he woke his wife in disbelief. After the two triple-checked that the ticket was a winner, an early-morning celebration began. 

The weekend’s mega-jackpot drawings culminated in big wins all around, with a lucky Tennessee Mega Millions player in Red Boiling Springs winning $1 million on Jan. 5, 2018, and Powerball players in Eagleville and Lakeland winning $150,000 and $50,000 respectively on Jan. 6, 2018.

The jackpots for both games were won—the $570 million Powerball jackpot in New Hampshire and the $450 million Mega Millions jackpot in Florida. 

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.

An estimated total of $878 million is up for grabs this week in the popular games of Powerball and Mega Millions. In fact, the Powerball jackpot was increased this morning to $460 million for tonight’s drawing, and the Mega Millions jackpot stands at $418 million for Friday night.


The Powerball jackpot ranks as the 7th largest in the game’s history. The jackpot for Mega Millions is that game’s 4th largest.