The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation celebrates its 14th anniversary this week with the announcement of a record second quarter and a total of more than $4.4 billion for education programs. With the Lottery’s stellar year-over-year performance, Lottery-funded education initiatives continue to grow and achieve national recognition.
A Red Boiling Springs man decided to purchase a Mega Millions ticket for the first time this week and became a millionaire overnight. Before dawn, Jimmy Morgan checked his ticket against the winning Mega Millions numbers drawn January 5 and realized he matched all five white balls (without the Mega Ball). Once he rubbed his eyes and checked again, he woke his wife in disbelief. After the two triple-checked that the ticket was a winner, an early-morning celebration began.
The New Year has started with a bang for Tennessee Lottery Powerball players! Last night’s drawing created 61,741 winning tickets in the state, including a $150,000 winner in Memphis and winners in Nashville and Covington of $50,000 each.
And the roll continues! Three Tennessee Lottery Powerball players—in Kingsport, Knoxville and Winchester—won $50,000 each last night by matching four white ball numbers plus the Powerball. This makes a total of 15 players to win this prize level in just over six weeks.
Just in time for his wife’s birthday, a Tennessee Lottery player won $1,000 a week … for life! Steve Stewart was still a bit shaky with disbelief when he claimed the unique Cash 4 Life prize Friday afternoon.
“It just doesn’t seem real,” he said. This is Tennessee’s second winner of this prize, paid in annual installments for the winner’s lifetime. First prize is $1,000 a day for life.
Stewart purchased the lucky ticket from East Food Market in Lyles.