Two $1M Powerball tickets sold in Nashville area

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 11:55am

Two Tennesseans are a million dollars richer following Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing.

Though they missed out on the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot one person from Nashville and one from Brentwood each had purchased tickets worth $1 million, according to lottery officials.

Their identities had not been determined as the winners had not yet come forward. As for the $587 million jackpot, two winning tickets had been sold, one in Missouri and one in Arizona.

In Tennessee, players purchased $30.75 million in Powerball tickets during the latest run, which began on Oct. 6. Lottery officials estimate that the entire run generated more than $12.98 million for education programs in the state.

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

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