Four Tennessee players matched all but Powerball number - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Four Tennessee players matched all but Powerball number

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - The big Powerball prize of 365 million dollars belongs to someone who bought a ticket at a market in Lincoln, Nebraska.

But five people who bought tickets in Tennessee did just fine. Tickets sold in Jackson, Christiana, Oliver Springs and Winchester matched the five top numbers, missing only the powerball number. That gives them not only a $200,000 prize, but $467,000 each from a bonus fund that's been accumulating since the jackpot broke the previous record of 340 million dollars last week.

A ticket buyer in Manchester added the Power Play option to a ticket, quadrupling the base prize and making the payout on that ticket more than one and a quarter million dollars.

Tennessee Lottery spokeswoman Kim Gerlock says nearly eight and a half million dollars in tickets were sold between Thursday and Saturday's drawing -- the second highest total in Tennessee Lottery history

Only one Tennessee player has ever won the top Powerball prize. Bobbi Hubbard of South Pittsburg claimed nearly 14 million dollars last March.

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