published Friday, November 30th, 2012

Two Tennessee tickets

A customer buys a PowerBall lottery ticket at a gas station on Jenkins Road.
A customer buys a PowerBall lottery ticket at a gas station on Jenkins Road.
By Lesley Onstott

NASHVILLE — Some Tennessee players of the Powerball lottery won’t come away empty-handed, including two who can claim prizes of $1 million apiece.

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. announced Thursday that million-dollar tickets were sold in Nashville and Brentwood. There were secondary prizes for 190,592 tickets sold in Tennessee.

State lottery officials estimated Tennessee players bought $30.75 million in Powerball tickets between Oct. 6 and Wednesday. Activity on Wednesday alone accounted for more than $9 million.

Lottery ticket sales during the run brought in an estimated $12.98 million for education programs in Tennessee.

There are now 98 tickets of a million dollars that have been sold in all games since the lottery began in Tennessee in 2004.

Georgia winners

Georgia Lottery officials say 35 players won prizes of $10,000 or more in the Powerball drawing.

Officials say David Jackson bought a ticket at the Georgia Food Mart in Riverdale and won $1 million in Wednesday’s drawing.

An unidentified player who bought their ticket at a Chevron in Douglasville also won $40,000. Officials say 33 other players won $10,000 each. Many others won between $4 and $200.

Two winning tickets for the $588 million Powerball jackpot were sold in Arizona and Missouri.

Georgia Lottery officials Thursday announced Powerball ticket sales this week translated to $16.9 million for the HOPE Scholarship fund and for pre-kindergarten programs.

The Georgia Lottery has helped fund HOPE scholarships for over 1.4 million students.

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