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$1 million dollar Powerball winner in Chattanooga

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Tennessee lottery officials say that one lucky player in Chattanooga is $1 million richer after Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.

The winning ticket was sold at the Mapco/Fast Food and Fuel at 3709 Cummings Highway.

Channel 3 learned 142,991 winning tickets were sold in Tennessee, but the Powerball jackpot has jumped to a record $700 million for Saturday night’s drawing.

Sales are brisk, say lottery officials, and the growing jackpot fever helped push the jackpot to the new record for Powerball and the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.

“Players around the country have joined the excitement for a chance to win such an incredible prize, but remember to play responsibly; it only takes one ticket to win,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery.  Also remember to sign your ticket immediately after purchase. Tickets must be purchased no later than Saturday 8:59 p.m. CT/9:59 p.m. ET for Saturday’s record drawing.

Besides the jackpot, there are eight other prize levels that players can win with prizes ranging from $4 up to $2 million. 

The TN Lottery Mobile app and in-store ticket checkers, players can check their tickets to see if they have won a prize.

Powerball is a lottery game played in 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

To play Powerball just select any five numbers from 1 to 69 and one POWERBALL number from 1 to 26, or choose Quick Pick (QP) and let the computer randomly pick any or all of your numbers. 

Overall odds to win a prize are 1 in 24.9. Odds to win the jackpot are approximately 1 in 292 million.

Powerball drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday nights. Please note that broadcast times on any of the Lottery’s partner television networks may vary.

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