$420M Powerball ticket sold in small Tenn. city

Powerball jackpot reaches over $400 million

NASHVILLE — A lottery player who bought a ticket in Lafayette, Tenn., won Saturday night's $420.9 million grand prize, according to the Tennessee Lottery.

The winning ticket was sold in Lafayette, a city of about 5,000 residents that is 60 miles northeast of Nashville. It matched all six Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night, the Tennessee Lottery said in a news release.

The winning numbers: 17-19-21-37-44, Powerball: 16, Power Play: 2. The Lafayette ticket is also the 200th ticket sold by the Tennessee Lottery worth $1 million or more.

Some Georgia Lottery players are lucky as well. One Georgia ticket is worth $100,000, and another ticket purchased in the state is worth $50,000, according to lottery officials.

Players matching four numbers and the Powerball win the $50,000 prize, and it is doubled if they paid extra for the "power play" option.

Eleven tickets purchased in Georgia won $200 in Saturday's drawing, and more than 139 are worth $100.

The Tennessee ticket holder has not yet come forward to claim the prize, which ranks 12th among all U.S. lottery prizes and is the ninth largest Powerball prize. The Tennessee Lottery advises the winner to sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a secure location.

The winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing, about six months, to claim the jackpot and decide whether to take the grand prize in 30 annual payments that increase over time or in one lump sum, which is always substantially less but will be more than the $243.8 million calculated for what was expected to be a $403 million prize. 

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