$1M Powerball winning number purchased in Knoxville

$1M Powerball winning number purchased in Knoxville

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The ticket was purchased at this Kroger fuel center on Middlebrook Pike. The ticket was purchased at this Kroger fuel center on Middlebrook Pike.

NASHVILLE (WATE) - A Powerball number drawn Wednesday night resulted in a $1 million prize for someone in the Knoxville area.

According to the Tennessee Lottery, the winning ticket was purchased in Knoxville at the Kroger fuel center, 9161 Middlebrook Pike, at the intersection with Cedar Bluff Road.

Elizabeth Myers has been managing the fuel center since it opened in 2010 and has a lot of regular customers. 

"I was thinking yesterday, okay, I worked in the morning. Who all came through here? How many lottery tickets did I sell? Who did I sell them to? Could it be the guy on the motorcycle? Could it be our favorite little lady who's raising a nephew? Who's it going to be?" Myers said.

Kroger gets $5,000 for selling the winning ticket.

"We don't know if it goes into the store's general coffers or if it sits up at the main store and we'll dole it out over the year or what. So we don't know about that, but it's just exciting to sell one," Myers said.

A Tennessee Cash ticket picked to win $380,000 was sold in Crossville during Wednesday night's drawing.

The names of the winners will not be announced until after they claim their prizes.

The lottery says this is the 93rd time a winning Tennessee Lottery ticket has been worth $1 million or more.

The largest prize ever claimed in Tennessee was $25.5 million in South Pittsburg in 2005.

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