$1 million Powerball ticket winnings remain unclaimed - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

$1 million Powerball ticket winnings remain unclaimed

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COLLIERVILLE, TN (WMC) -

Someone in Collierville, TN bought a Powerball ticket worth $1 million after it matched five out of the six numbers drawn Wednesday night.

The $317 million jackpot sent players into a frenzy.

"The traffic was heavy with Powerball tickets," said Shell station manager Robbie Goodman.

Goodman's store on Poplar Avenue near Bailey Station Road, sold hundreds of tickets before the drawing. Thursday morning, she learned that someone who purchased a ticket from their store had matched five of six Powerball numbers, winning $1 million.

But Tennessee's newest millionaire has not yet come forward. Goodman hopes the winner is one of their regulars.

The Tennessee Lottery reports that five tickets winning $1 million or more have been sold in the Memphis area since September. Two of those tickets were also sold in Collierville and remain unclaimed.

Net proceeds from lottery ticket sales help fund education in Tennessee, helping students win in the classroom.

Goodman's grandson gets a scholarship and the store gets $5,000 for selling the winning ticket.

"The lottery has been very good for our business and we're very happy to help the community," said Shell station owner Salman Noordin.

No ticket matched all six numbers, so the Powerball jackpot is now at $360 million for Saturday's drawing.

Goodman hopes the million dollar prize won't go unclaimed and expects store sales to surge.

No other information about the winner is available until they claim the prize.

To get more information about the lottery visit www.tnlottery.com.

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