Nashville, TN (WDEF) – As the jackpot for Powerball reaching $650 million, many lottery players are winning prizes along the way.
Last night’s drawing resulted in 96,127 winning tickets in Tennessee alone, including a $2 million winner in Erin and a $200,000 winner in Memphis.
The $2 million winner matched 5 white numbers drawn, just one number shy of a jackpot win, while the $200,000 winner matched 4 of the 5 white numbers drawn, plus the red Powerball number. Both players added the “Power Play” option for an extra dollar, which multiplied their winnings.
Powerball has generated an estimated $727.9 million for education in Tennessee, with six jackpot winners since 2004.
The current jackpot is the 2nd largest in Powerball history. Powerball’s record jackpot is $1.586 billion, won by a Tennessee family in Munford and winners in Florida and California.
The Lottery has raised $4 billion to fund after-school programs, college scholarships, and the Governor’s Drive to 55 initiatives.
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