The Tennessee Lottery’s Nashville headquarters was full of tears, smiles and hugs during the past week from a seemingly endless stream of winners. A few of these were:
- A Greeneville CASH 4 LIFE player became Tennessee’s first winner of $1,000 a week for life
- 16 lucky players from throughout the state won a total of more than $3.1 million by entering non-winning tickets into the Lottery’s “Play It Again!” drawing, including a $1 million winner from Kingsport
- A Powerball player in Gainesboro and one in Chattanooga won $150,000 each
- A Franklin Powerball player won $50,000
- A Cleveland player won $300,000 from the Jumbo Jumbo Bucks instant game
- A “Giant Jumbo Bucks” player in LaVergne won $150,000
- A Johnson City player won $100,000 playing the Mighty Jumbo Bucks instant game
- A Tennessee Cash player in Crossville won $58,466
- …and the list goes on!
“This is a life-changing experience,” said Richard Ramsey of Madisonville, who won $200,000 by entering a non-winning ticket into “Play It Again!” The program gives players a second chance to win through drawings for cash prizes held approximately every three months. Richard wasn’t sure yet what he would do with his prize, although a lunch celebration with family and friends was at the top of his list.
For Victor and Charlene Johnson of Memphis, a $200,000 win was icing on the cake of their upcoming 40th wedding anniversary. Fourteen other Play It Again! winners won prizes ranging from $1,000 to $1,000,000, for a total of more than $3.1 million.
About the Tennessee Education Lottery
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 $4 billion to fund designated education programs, including college grants and scholarships, after-school programs and Tennessee Promise.
In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $11.3 billion in prizes and Lottery retailers have earned more than $1 billion in retailer commissions.
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