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Second Giant Powerball Win in Year Shows It Pays to Be From Tennessee

Winning Powerball jackpot ticket worth $421 million sold in Tennessee 0:20

Tennessee is the place the be.

For the sixth time ever — and second time in 2016 — a lottery player in the Volunteer State has won the Powerball jackpot, this time scoring a staggering prize of $420.9 million.

Lottery officials said Saturday after the draw that the single winning ticket beat 292 million-to-1 odds, netting the 11-largest jackpot on record.

Related: Tennessee Ticket Wins Entire $421 Million Powerball Jackpot

The biggest Powerball prize in history came in earlier this year at a cool $1.6 billion, and was divided among three winning tickets in January. One of those lucky ticket-holders again hailed from Tennessee: the Robinson family, who took home a lump sum payment of $327.8 million.

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So who is Tennessee’s newest Powerball winner? It’s still a mystery. The only clue that the state lottery has given so far is that the ticket was sold in Lafayette, in Macon County.

In a statement Sunday, Tennessee Lottery officials advised the as-yet unknown jackpot winner to sign the back of the ticket, keep it in a secure location, consult with a financial adviser and call the Lottery’s headquarters in Nashville. The winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize.

In the meantime, party in Tennessee!

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Tennessee Education Lottery employees Leslie Jones, left, and Linda Trotter cut and serve cake during a kickoff celebration of the Powerball at the lottery headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. Monday, April 19, 2004. AP