Powerball Jackpot increased to $700 million for Wednesday

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August 22, 2017



 As the Powerball jackpot continues to rise, here are a few overall and Tennessee-specific factoids. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for media-friendly retailers in your area.


 -(Increased from $650 Million at 10 a.m. 8/22/17)

-The Tennessee Lottery reminds players to sign their ticket immediately after purchase and to play responsibly. It only takes one ticket to win! 

Jackpot Details for Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • Estimated Jackpot: $700 million. Cash value estimated at $443.3 million
  • 2nd largest Powerball jackpot in game’s history and 2nd largest of all jackpots in North America
  • Powerball’s record jackpot is $1.58 Billion, won by a Tennessee family in Munford and winners in Florida and California in January 2016

 Tennessee-Specific Powerball Details

  • Powerball sales have generated an estimated $730.9 million for education in Tennessee
  • Players have won more than $8 billion in Powerball prizes since April 2004
  • 9 ways to win:  Example:  96,127 winning tickets were sold in Tennessee for the drawing held Saturday, August 19, including a $2 million winner in Erin and a $100,000 winner in Memphis
  • There have been 69 Powerball winners in Tennessee of $1 million or more
  • Six Powerball jackpots have been won in Tennessee:
    • $420.9 million, Nov. 26, 2016; Lafayette
    • $528.8 million (one-third of $1.58 billion jackpot), Jan. 13, 2016; Munford
    • $144.1 million, Nov. 4, 2015; Antioch
    • $50 million March 21, 2015; Knox County
    • $259.8 million, June 11, 2014; Knoxville
    • $25.5 million, March 30, 2005; South Pittsburg

Game Details

  • There are nine ways to win playing Powerball.
  • Players have until 8:59 p.m. CT/9:59 ET on Wednesday to purchase tickets.
  • Overall odds to win a prize are 1 in 24.9. Odds to win the jackpot are approximately 1 in 292 million.
  • There are 47 lottery jurisdictions that offer Powerball, including 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Playing Powerball is easy! Just select any five numbers from 1 to 69 and one POWERBALL number from 1 to 26, or choose Quick Pick and let the computer randomly pick any or all of your numbers. If you match any of the nine winning number combinations - you win!
  • Powerball drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday nights.