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Million dollar Powerball ticket sold in Mountain City

Even though you're not holding a winning ticket, lottery officials say check your tickets, you may still bring home some money,

Here's proof: the Wednesday evening Powerball drawing generated more than 4 million winning tickets.

Non-jackpot prizes totaled nearly 67 million dollars.

The Tennessee Lottery says 74 thousand- 800 winning tickets were sold in the Volunteer State, one worth a million bucks in Mountain City.

"It is awesome...I was so tickled yesterday when I heard that we had sold the winning ticket for a million dollars. You don't hear of...tell of that in Mountain City. We're itty bitty Mountain City.",said Anne Parsons of Mountain City.

Just off Highway 421, in itty bitty Mountain City, is Parsons Quick Shop.

Someone bought a Powerball ticket there worth a million dollars.

Someone like Barbara Miller, recently she won 5-hundred dollars playing the lottery at the Quick Shop, and she says that it makes her happy that someone local won big.

According to Miller, "Absolutely...it does. I'm so glad that somebody from here finally won something big..."

Before this million dollar Powerball ticket was sold at Parsons Quick Shop, the biggest winner they had was a 75-thousand dollar winner on a scratch-off ticket. Now, no matter who claims the million dollars the folks here at Parsons are going to get a little money in their pocket.

"With this million dollar ticket we're are supposed to get $5000..the store is for selling the ticket. When the ticket is claimed, and I think if its not claimed within six months we're still supposed to get the $5000 if I understand correctly." ,says Parsons.

As word of the million dollar winning ticket spread around Johnson County, more people came to the Quick Shop to play.

Folks like Robert Day, from just over the line in North Carolina, he already knows what he would do if he won big.

According to Day, "Well the first thing I would pay my tithes with it...and then maybe try to help..you know...just share it a little bit with everybody...yeah."

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