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Monday, June 14, 2010
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Congrats to the Smith Family!

NASHVILLE—Winning $1 million would be exciting for anyone. For the Smith family of McKenzie, it means not losing their home of 12 years to foreclosure.
“You have no idea,” said Glenn Smith, a construction worker who said he has fallen on hard times with the slowdown in his field of work. “To win is one feeling, but can you imagine how you would feel if you were about to lose everything? Now I know both of those feelings.”
Glenn, who came to the Lottery’s Nashville headquarters Monday morning with his two sons, two grandchildren and sister, won the million-dollar prize by playing the Tennessee Lottery’s “Millionaire Jumbo Bucks” instant ticket game. He also said is thankful that his son Matt is attending Bethel College with help from a lottery-funded scholarship.
Glenn purchased his lucky ticket at Little General in Rutherford. His win is the Lottery’s 59th of $1 million or more.
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The Tennessee Education Lottery operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Net proceeds from sales of Lottery tickets, currently averaging over $5 million per week, fund specific education programs, including college scholarships, pre-kindergarten and after-school programs. Since the Tennessee Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $1.7 billion for these programs, and returned to Tennessee communities more than $3.7 billion in prizes and more than $412 million in retailer commissions. For more information, please visit For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit


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