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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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The McColloughs are thrilled with their win!

For Anthony McCollough, winning $1 million means his family—primarily his 5-year-old daughter—will be taken care of no matter what happens to him. “This gives me peace of mind,” said Anthony, a 51-year-old construction worker who lives in Middleton. “It means my family will be just fine.”
Anthony, who came to the Tennessee Lottery’s Nashville headquarters today with his wife, Donna, and daughter, Savannah, won the $1 million prize by playing the instant ticket game, “Tennessee Millionaire’s Club.”
In addition to saving and investing, Donna said the first thing they would do with the money would be to buy her mother a car. “Hers is falling apart, and she comes first!” Donna said.
This is the Lottery’s 61st ticket worth $1 million or more. Anthony purchased the lucky ticket at Gurkin’s in Rossville. Five prizes of $1 million remain unclaimed in the “Tennessee Millionaires Club” game.
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