Two million dollar Powerball tickets were sold in Tennessee this week.
The historic $587.5 million jackpot prompted millions of people to play the lottery this week. Two winning tickets were sold, in Missouri and Arizona.
In Tennessee, there were 190,592 winning tickets of secondary prizes. The two $1 million dollar tickets were sold in Nashville and Brentwood.
Tennessee players purchased $30.75 million in Powerball tickets during the entire run, which began on Oct. 6, with more than $9 million of that activity on Wednesday alone. Lottery officials estimate that the entire run generated more than $12.98 million for education programs in the state.
"What a great experience!" said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation. "Not only does the game create excitement for the entire country, but it also benefits thousands upon thousands of students in Tennessee. We are looking forward to meeting our two newest millionaires!"
No information about the $1 million winners is available until the prizes are claimed.
With these two most recent million-dollar winners, the Tennessee Lottery has now seen 98 winning tickets of $1 million or more from all its games since inception of the Lottery in 2004.
Powerball is played in 42 states along with Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands.