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Friday, April 11, 2008
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Thanks to a second chance to win, four Tennesseans are headed to Hollywood on Monday, April 14, to compete in a round of the popular game show, “Deal or No Deal.” And, if a Tennessee player makes it through the elimination round and on to the show with Howie, the Banker and the models, there’s also a chance to win $1 million!
“We’re so excited … we can’t wait,” says Nashville’s Brenda Chambers, 47, who was the first Tennessee player to win a trip by entering a non-winning “Deal or No Deal” instant Tennessee Lottery ticket into a series of second-chance drawings.
“It will be quite an experience for us!” says Brenda, who will be accompanied by her boyfriend, brother and sister-in-law on the four-night-five-day getaway, which includes airfare, hotel and other expenses. In addition to playing the game, Brenda, her guests and the other winners will visit area attractions and attend events, one of which will be held at the famous back lot of Paramount Studios. The group will be staying at the historic Roosevelt Hotel, located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of this exciting destination.
The other Tennessee “Deal or No Deal” game winners are Fibi Youssef of Madison; Tommy Stackins of Savannah; and Sandra Scott of Old Hickory.
There’s still more excitement to come with the Lottery’s “Deal or No Deal” game: Players can still enter non-winning DOND tickets for a chance to be one of four Tennessee players selected to be finalists in a final Grand Prize Drawing to win $1 million. This final drawing, which will include finalists from other participating lotteries, will be held Sept. 17, 2008.
And, players who have a non-winning ticket from most other Tennessee Lottery instant ticket games have until April 20 to enter the next Play it Again! drawing for more than $679,000 in cash prizes. For more details, visit and click on the Play it Again! logo. Or, you may call Player Services at 1-877-786-7529 (in Metro Nashville, 615-254-4946).
Since the Tennessee Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $1 billion to fund specific education programs, including college scholarships, pre-kindergarten and after-school programs. For more information, please visit For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit

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