$1 million Powerball winner is from Elizabethton

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One Elizabethton resident is now a little bit richer thanks to the Tennessee Education Lottery. 

Lottery officials confirm via email that an Elizabethton native won during the Powerball drawing last night. 

In the email, officials say 

Congratulations to a Powerball player in Elizabethton, who won $1 million Saturday night by matching 5 of the 5 white numbers drawn. This is the 270th ticket worth $1 million or more sold since the Tennessee Education Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004.

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Since January 20, 2004, the Lottery has raised more than $5 billion to fund designated education programs, including after-school programs, college grants and scholarships and Drive to 55 initiatives.

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