The Tennessee Education Lottery marks its 13th anniversary today with the announcement that it has surpassed the $4 billion mark for dollars raised for education. The Lottery also announced its second quarter results, which yielded a record second-quarter return of $89.6 million to the Lottery for Education Account for the period Oct. 1 through Dec. 30, 2016.
Safety first! Barbara Jones of Cordova was so shocked to learn she won a million dollars she immediately popped an aspirin. Only then did she call her husband, who helped verify five of her numbers matched the five white numbers drawn in the Mega Millions drawing held Dec. 13, 2016. “My heart was pounding so hard and fast it scared me!” said Barbara, who owns a sprinkler system company with her husband. “I still can’t believe it.”
Mom, wife, waitress and Lottery winner! Congrats to Tiffany of Madisonville who won $300,000 playing Jumbo Jumbo Bucks instant game. Tiffany bought her winning ticket at ABC Convenience #18 and plans to save her prize for her children’s education.
For the fifth time in three weeks, a Tennessee Lottery player has become a millionaire, bringing the total number of winning tickets sold worth $1 million or more to 203.