East TN Powerball player wins $2 million, jackpot rises to $620 million

A newstand billboard advertising tickets for the lottery

The second-largest jackpot was a $1.586 billion Powerball drawing on January 13, 2016.

Tickets for both Mega Millions and Powerball are sold in Kansas everywhere Kansas Lottery tickets are sold.

No information about the Knoxville victor is available until the prize is claimed.

Because no Mega Millions winners emerged, the next scheduled drawing on Tuesday was projected to be worth a record $1.6 billion.

Based on sales projections, 75 percent of the 302 million possible combinations will be chosen for Tuesday's drawing, up from 59.1 percent in Friday's, said Carole Gentry, spokeswoman for Maryland Lottery and Gaming.

On Friday, no jackpot winners were selected in the Mega Millions drawing, which had a grand prize of over $900 milion. Players will have another chance to win on Wednesday (10/24) at 11pm.

Reports indicate that almost 280 million tickets were purchased for the drawing.

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Check your ticket, though, because five people won $1 million in the drawing, including one person in New Jersey.

No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since July 24, when a group of 11 workers in California split $543 million.

The lucky player matched all five white numbers drawn but was just one number shy of the jackpot.

For an extra $1 you can get a "Power Play" ticket in which you can increase the amount of the smaller prizes, but not the grand prize.

Tickets are $2 at any place that sells N.C. lottery tickets. There are smaller prizes, from $2 up to $1 million, for matching some, but not all, numbers.

Lines were forming Friday morning at gas stations and 7-11s across the 44 states, the federal capital Washington and the U.S. Virgin Islands where the lottery is held, with the draw to take place at 11:00 p.m. local time (0300 GMT).

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