Knoxville Lottery Winners Rake In Over $5 Million In A Single Week

Posted on July 26, 2021

Lottery players are hitting it big in Knoxville, Tennessee. Last week alone, the city doled out over $5 million in earnings to winners.

These new winnings are added to the $15.2 billion players have collected since 2004.

Scratch-off player wins $4 million top prize

One lucky lottery player from Knoxville won a $4 million top prize after playing a lottery scratch-off game. The winner uncovered this breathtaking sum after purchasing a Jumbo Bucks 300X ticket for $30.

The Tennessee Lottery confirmed the win via Twitter last Wednesday.

Two Knoxville Powerball players win big

As if Knoxville’s big Wednesday winner wasn’t enough, two additional Knoxville players became winners over the weekend after the Tennessee Lottery held its Saturday Powerball drawing.

One player won $1 million by matching all five of the five white Powerball numbers. This marks the 321st winner of $1 million or more since the Lottery launched in January 2004.

The ticket was purchased at the Food City on Loves Creek Road.

The second big weekend winner walked away $100,000 richer after matching four out of five of the white balls as well as the red Powerball. The prize amount would have been $50,000, but because the player opted for a Power Play multiplier on the ticket, earnings automatically doubled to $100,000.

This lucky prize recipient purchased the winning ticket at the Weigel’s on Northshore Drive.

Further information is unavailable until the two Powerball winners claim their prizes at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville.

Powerball popularity results in three weekly drawings

Powerball drawings have traditionally taken place every Wednesday and Saturday night. Due to its recent rise in popularity, however, a third weekly drawing will take place every Monday night beginning on Monday, August 23.

The Powerball jackpot currently sits at an estimated $186 million. After fees and taxes, this amounts to a cash value of roughly $134.6 million.

Players have another chance at a windfall win during the upcoming drawing on Wednesday, July 28 at 9p.m. CT.

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As a college athlete, Alec Cunningham played Division II golf at Tusculum University. She graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Professional Writing. She then returned to her love of written word in 2000 after working in the music industry as a concert promoter, tour manager and artist developer. As a journalist, she's covered a variety of topics and currently specializes in Tennessee online sports betting and Virginia casino news. She served as a panelist at this year's All American Sports Betting Summit, discussing the ever-evolving role of women in the gambling industry.

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