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$420.9 million Powerball jackpot won in Tennessee

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6th Powerball Jackpot Won in Tennessee

By Todd Northrop

For the sixth time, a Tennessee Lottery player has won a Powerball jackpot — this time it's a $420.9 million grand prize for a very lucky person who purchased a ticket in Lafayette (Macon County).

The incredible ticket, which matched all six Powerball numbers drawn Saturday, Nov. 26, is also the 200th ticket sold by the Tennessee Lottery worth $1 million or more.

The Lottery advises the as-yet unknown ticket-holder to sign the back of the ticket, keep it in a secure location, consult with a financial advisor, and call the Lottery's headquarters in Nashville before coming to claim the prize. The winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize.

Due to increased sales, the original estimated jackpot of $403 million soared to $420.9 million for Saturday's drawing.

This is the second largest overall prize for the Tennessee Lottery — the first was the $528.8 million Powerball prize won by a Munford family in January 2016, who split the $1.58 billion world-record jackpot with winners in two other states. 

The winning numbers drawn in Saturday's Powerball drawing were 17, 19, 21, 37, and 44, with Powerball number 16. The Power Play number was 2.

The lump sum option is worth $254.6 million, the 11th-largest US lottery jackpot cash value in history.

In addition to the Tennessee jackpot winner, 4 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Minnesota, 1 from North Carolina, and 2 from Pennsylvania.

Out of the four second-prize tickets, only the North Carolina ticket was purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1 per play, doubling their prize to $2 million.

Power Play is not available in California, because the fixed nature of the prize increase offered in Power Play is not compatible with California's pari-mutuel payouts.

46 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $50,000. Of those tickets, 5 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $100,000, and 6 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $18,034 this drawing.

By law, California awards all prizes on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning the prizes will change each drawing based on the number of tickets sold and the number of tickets that won at each prize level.

Powerball is played in 44 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Powerball jackpot resets to $40,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Wed., Nov. 30.

Top 25 United States lottery jackpots of all time

Saturday's Powerball jackpot currently was the 12th-largest lottery jackpot of all time — one position higher than when the initial estimate of $403 million was announced early Thursday morning.

  1. Powerball: $1.5864 billion, Jan. 13, 2016 - California, Florida, Tennessee
  2. Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  3. Mega Millions: $636 million, Dec. 17, 2013 - California, Georgia
  4. Powerball: $590.5 million, May 18, 2013 - Florida
  5. Powerball: $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012 - Arizona, Missouri
  6. Powerball: $564.1 million, Feb. 7, 2015 - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  7. Mega Millions: $536 million, Jul. 8, 2016 - Indiana
  8. Powerball: $487 million, Jul. 30, 2016 - New Hampshire
  9. Powerball: $448.4 million, Aug. 7, 2013 - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
  10. Powerball: $429.6 million, May 7, 2016 - New Jersey
  11. Powerball: $425.3 million, Feb. 19, 2014 - California
  12. Powerball: $420.9 million, Nov. 26, 2016 - Tennessee
  13. Mega Millions: $414 million, Mar. 18, 2014 - Florida, Maryland
  14. Powerball: $399.4 million, Sep. 18, 2013 - South Carolina
  15. Mega Millions: $390 million, Mar. 6, 2007 - Georgia, New Jersey
  16. Mega Millions: $380 million, Jan. 4, 2011 - Idaho, Washington
  17. Powerball: $365 million, Feb. 18, 2006 - Nebraska
  18. The Big Game: $363 million, May 9, 2000 - Illinois, Michigan
  19. Powerball: $340 million, Oct. 19, 2005 - Oregon
  20. Powerball: $338.3 million, Mar. 23, 2013 - New Jersey
  21. Powerball: $337 million, Aug. 15, 2012 - Michigan
  22. Powerball: $336.4 million, Feb. 11, 2012 - Rhode Island
  23. Mega Millions: $336 million, Aug. 28, 2009 - California, New York
  24. The Big Game: $331 million, Apr. 16, 2002 - Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey
  25. Mega Millions: $330 million, Aug. 31, 2007 - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia

For those keeping score, the number of jackpots in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

  • Powerball: 15
  • Mega Millions: 8
  • The Big Game: 2

The Big Game is the original name of Mega Millions, from the game's first drawing on Sep. 6, 1996 through May 14, 2002.  The name was changed to Mega Millions starting with the May 17, 2002 drawing.

Top 25 cash value jackpots

Since many lottery winners collect their winnings in cash, the lump-sum payout is an important measure of what a winning ticket could be worth.

Saturday's Powerball jackpot ranks as the 11th-largest lump-sum cash value jackpot in history.

  1. Powerball: $983.5 million cash, Jan. 13, 2016 ($1.5864 billion annuity) - California, Florida, Tennessee
  2. Mega Millions: $471 million cash, Mar. 30, 2012 ($656 million annuity) - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  3. Powerball: $384.7 million cash, Nov. 28, 2012 ($587.5 million annuity) - Arizona, Missouri
  4. Powerball: $381.1 million cash, Feb. 7, 2015 ($564.1 million annuity) - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  5. Mega Millions: $378 million cash, Jul. 8, 2016 ($536 million annuity) - Indiana
  6. Powerball: $370.9 million cash, May 18, 2013 ($590.5 million annuity) - Florida
  7. Mega Millions: $347.6 million cash, Dec. 17, 2013 ($636 million annuity) - California, Georgia
  8. Powerball: $336.8 million cash, Jul. 30, 2016 ($487 million annuity) - New Hampshire
  9. Powerball: $284 million cash, May 7, 2016 ($429.6 million annuity) - New Jersey
  10. Powerball: $258.2 million cash, Aug. 7, 2013 ($448.4 million annuity) - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
  11. Powerball: $254.6 million cash, Nov. 26, 2016 ($420.9 million annuity) - Tennessee
  12. Mega Millions: $240 million cash, Jan. 4, 2011 ($380 million annuity) - Idaho, Washington
  13. Mega Millions: $233.1 million cash, Mar. 6, 2007 ($390 million annuity) - Georgia, New Jersey
  14. Mega Millions: $230.9 million cash, Mar. 18, 2014 ($414 million annuity) - Florida, Maryland
  15. Powerball: $227.8 million cash, Feb. 19, 2014 ($425.3 million annuity) - California
  16. Powerball: $224.7 million cash, Aug. 15, 2012 ($337 million annuity) - Michigan
  17. Powerball: $223.3 million cash, Sep. 18, 2013 ($399.4 million annuity) - South Carolina
  18. Mega Millions: $214 million cash, Aug. 28, 2009 ($336 million annuity) - California, New York
  19. Powerball: $211 million cash, Mar. 23, 2013 ($338.3 million annuity) - New Jersey
  20. Powerball: $210 million cash, Feb. 11, 2012 ($336.4 million annuity) - Rhode Island
  21. Mega Millions: $202.9 million cash, Mar. 25, 2011 ($319 million annuity) - New York
  22. Mega Millions: $197.5 million cash, Nov. 4, 2014 ($321 million annuity) - New York
  23. Powerball: $197.4 million cash, Sep. 30, 2015 ($310.5 million annuity) - Michigan
  24. Mega Millions: $194.4 million cash, Aug. 31, 2007 ($330 million annuity) - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
  25. Powerball: $191.9 million cash, Mar. 2, 2016 ($291.4 million annuity) - Florida

The number of jackpot cash values in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

  • Powerball: 15
  • Mega Millions: 10

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Posted: November 27, 2016, 8:26 pm - IP Logged

Nice!

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    Posted: November 27, 2016, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

    The Dragon Lady strikes again. Well done indeed  Thumbs Up This is some serious cash money for a single winner.

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      Posted: November 27, 2016, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

      Interesting article.   Smart from what i read

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        Posted: November 27, 2016, 9:12 pm - IP Logged

         This jackpot was a dry run for me and  I did learn some things about myself. I am now better prepared for the next jackpot. Practice will make perfect. 

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          Posted: November 27, 2016, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

          Congratulations lucky winner!

          (sigh, hubby and I were hoping to win, and retire)

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            Posted: November 27, 2016, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

            Lets hope there isn't another hotsauce lurking in the shadaows in this one.  One dirt bag is enough.

            Never give up.  Banana

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              Posted: November 27, 2016, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

              Still can't understand how a person who lives in a State with a population of 200 people can win the Powerball jackpot. It's one of the mysteries of life.

              People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                Still can't understand how a person who lives in a State with a population of 200 people can win the Powerball jackpot. It's one of the mysteries of life.

                It's not the number of people that live in a state, but rather the numbers printed on the ticket that matters.

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                  Posted: November 27, 2016, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

                  It's not the number of people that live in a state, but rather the numbers printed on the ticket that matters.

                  Well played Sir. My take was the old adage, the more tickets sold in the most populous States, the greater the chance that the winner will come from there. In this case, it's quite the opposite. 

                  People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                    Posted: November 27, 2016, 11:04 pm - IP Logged

                    DanceBananaCongratulations to the winner or winners of this jackpot.

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                      Posted: November 28, 2016, 12:42 am - IP Logged

                      Looks like they don't need to sit on Santa's lap at the mall this year!

                       

                      LOL

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                        Posted: November 28, 2016, 1:22 am - IP Logged

                        Congratulations to the lucky winner!

                        I hope the winner learned "what not to do" from the other Tennessee big winner!

                        One question, Does anyone known yet if the winning ticket was a Quick Pick or did the winner pick the numbers?

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                          Posted: November 28, 2016, 8:19 am - IP Logged

                          Congrats to the winner/s!!!

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                            Somebody is about to a great Christmas. Congratulation to the winner. Hurray!