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Cookeville Player Can’t Believe Her $50,000 Win!
Friday, June 15, 2012
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
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Heather (3rd from L), daughters and friend love their big check!

What a great day for Heather Whitlow of Cookeville, who was “in total disbelief” after a $50,000 win from her first time playing Jumbo Bucks! Heather, who works at TN Tech, claimed her prize in Nashville on June 14 and says her first move will be to “take care of bills and take her daughters shopping.” Heather bought the lucky ticket at Cookeville’s BP Shop on Spring Street. Congrats!

About the Tennessee Education 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 $5.3 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 $2.3 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $5.2 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned more than $573 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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