Benjamin Pendergrass and granddaughter celebrate the big win!
$2 MILLION POWERBALL WINNER STARTED DANCING AT MIDNIGHT Winner From Erin Used Power Play to Double His Prize
When Benjamin Pendergrass checked his phone’s text message for the winning numbers from Saturday night’s Powerball drawing, he did a double take. Then a triple take. Once he realized his ticket matched five of the six winning numbers, he and co-workers on the late shift “started dancing all around!” It’s easy to see why: His lucky ticket, purchased at Wells Market in Erin, Houston County, was worth $2 million. “It was hard to believe,” said Mr. Pendergrass, who lives in Erin and works nearby at Tennessee Valley Authority. “When I started realizing I had matched more than a couple numbers, I was just happy I would win something. I couldn’t believe it when the numbers kept matching, right on up until the Powerball.”
LOTTERY SETS NEW RECORD FOR WEEKLY SALES Popular Instant Tickets, Half-Billion-Dollar Powerball Jackpot Produce Nearly $43 Million in Sales for the Week
Driven by strong demand for an array of creative instant games and a Powerball jackpot that reached more than $564 million, sales for the week ending February 15, 2015, set a new Tennessee Lottery record. Gross sales of $42,697,488 for the week shattered the previous mark of $41,000,831 for the week ending March 31, 2012.
What a win!
KNOXVILLE MAN WINS $2 MILLION PRIZE! Lucky Win Claimed on the Lottery’s 11th Anniversary
Just in time to mark the Lottery’s 11th Anniversary, a lucky Lottery player from East Tennessee stepped forward to present a "Silver Spectacular" winning instant game ticket worth $2 million. It was the 155th winning ticket worth a million dollars or more since the Lottery’s inception on January 20, 2004.