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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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Five Tennessee Lottery winners and their guests flew to Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 24, to see if their luck will help them win a chance to play The Price is Right® Live Stage Show. The trips are part of their “The Price is Right® Game Experience” packages, won by entering non-winning “The Price is Right®” instant tickets into a series of second chance drawings throughout the past year.

“We still can’t believe we are going,” said Diane Nolan, of Spring Hill. “We’re going to try to renew our vows while we are there!” said Diane, who is traveling to Las Vegas with David, her husband of nearly 39 years. “We have been watching the show a lot more just in case we are picked to be contestants.”

Other “Game Experience “ package winners are Kim Staples of Smyrna, Joyce Fanning of Lebanon, San Rucker of Nashville and Susan Land of Henning.

In addition to the all-expense paid trip, which last three nights and includes $5,000 in cash, the winners have a chance to participate in a special “Lottery Winners Only” The Price is Right® Live! Stage Show. Players will be randomly selected to “Come on Down” to Contestants’ Row and bid on an item for a chance to be a contestant on stage. At the end of the stage show, there will be a Big Money Wheel Spin event where four lucky Lottery trip winners from all participating lotteries will be randomly selected to go on stage and qualify for a chance to win $1 million.

In addition to the “Game Experience” packages, “The Price is Right®” instant game awarded instant top prizes of $100,000 and a final grand prize of $100,000. Kandis Karmanski of Bartlett won the grand prize earlier this month.

About the Tennessee Lottery
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation 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 and after-school programs. Since the Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $1.9 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won $4.3 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned $472.6 million in retailer commissions. For more information, please visit For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit To see a county-by-county breakdown of the number of students who benefit, visit

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