Co-workers split Tennessee’s 2nd-largest lottery jackpot ever

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Lottery officials say 20 co-workers at a metal manufacturing plant will split a Powerball jackpot of nearly $421 million — the state’s second largest jackpot ever.

Tennessee Lottery on Sunday said a winning Powerball ticket worth $420.9 million was sold in Lafayette, Tennessee, with the winning numbers were 17-19-21-37-44, and the Powerball 16.

Saturday’s jackpot was the 12th largest in U.S. history. In January, a monster $1.6 billion Powerball prize was split three ways.

The workers from North American Stamping Group in Portland claimed the $420.9 million jackpot, The Tennessean reports lottery officials announced Tuesday.

The cash value of the jackpot is worth $254 million, which would give each person $12.7 million before taxes.

Lafayette is a town of about 5,000 people in Macon County, northeast of Nashville. The winner, who has yet to be identified, has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize, officials said.

The agency advised the unknown winner to sign the back of the ticket and keep it secure.

Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

The Lafayette ticket was the 200th ticket worth $1 million or more that the Tennessee Lottery has sold.

CNN and The Associated Press contributed to this report.