$1,000,000 Won Playing Million Dollar Winner in McMinn County Back NASHVILLE – Tears welled up in Donald “Shane” Allen’s eyes when the lucky player from Georgetown realized he had won $1,000,000 playing the Tennessee Education Lottery’s Million Dollar Winner instant game in McMinn County. Over the weekend Allen purchased a Million Dollar Winner ticket and won $40. He returned to Murphy USA, 1813 Decatur Pike in Athens and turned that winning ticket into $20 cash and a new ticket that won him $1,000,000. “I sat in the car for 15 minutes staring at the ticket, and I thought it was a dream,” Allen said. Potential plans for the prize include savings and investing in his own business, Allen added. About the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation 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. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $14.3 billion in prizes and Lottery retailers have earned more than $1.3 billion in retailer commissions. For additional information, visit tnlottery.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.