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Clarksville High School Co-Workers Share $1.1 Million Prize!
Friday, April 19, 2013
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
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High School Co-Workers Win Big!

A group of five co-workers at Rossview High School in Clarksville worked all day today while keeping a very big secret: They were winners of $1,109,731 from the Tennessee Lottery’s Tennessee Cash drawing held on April 17.

The excited group of self-proclaimed “hard-working ladies” collected their prize today, which was half of a record-breaking Tennessee Cash jackpot of $2,219,462. The other ticket, sold in Antioch, has not been claimed. The jackpot was split since two tickets matched all six numbers.

The group, made up of four cafeteria workers and the school nurse, had a variety of plans for their winnings, ranging from paying bills and giving to church to tackling home repairs and creating larger savings.

“I don’t know how it feels,” said Teresa Anderson when asked about her win. “I just don’t know how to feel!” Other winners include Krissie Compton, Shelly Strange, Alinda Beams and a fifth who asked not to be named.

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 $2.6 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $6 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned more than $659 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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