Tennessee sees 2 $1M Powerball wins

Tennessee sees 2 $1M Powerball wins (Image 1)

Wednesday's historic Powerball jackpot of $587.5 million will be split between the owners of two winning tickets, one sold in Missouri and the other in Arizona.

In Tennessee, the drawing created 190,592 winning tickets of secondary prizes, including two worth a whopping $1 million each sold in Nashville and Brentwood.

Tennessee players purchased $30.75 million in Powerball tickets during the entire run, which began on October 6, generating more than $12.98 million for education programs in the state.

No information about the $1 million winners will be available until the prizes are claimed.

The tickets were sold at the Mapco located at 7108 Moores Lane in Brentwood and the Kroger located at 142 McGavock Pike.

With the two most recent million-dollar winners, the Tennessee Lottery has now seen 98 winning tickets of $1 million or more from all its games since inception of the lottery in 2004.

The previous record Powerball jackpot was $365 million, won in 2006 by a group of ConAgra Foods Workers in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The biggest U.S. payout was a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot hit in March 2012 and shared by three winning tickets in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland.

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