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Friday, July 12, 2013
Tabatha (L) and Samantha celebrate with Lottery CEO Rebecca Hargrove.

Tears, tears … and more happy tears! That was the reaction of Tabatha Hodges and Samantha Cannon, who won $75,000 playing the instant game, “Lady Jumbo Bucks.” The best friends from Cumberland Furnace purchased the lucky ticket at Cash Savers in Ashland City while doing a little grocery shopping. With the promise to split any winnings, the $75,000 win came as quite a shock. “I just couldn’t believe it,” said Tabatha. “We had a cart full of groceries and the clerk was so excited she just told us to leave it and get to the Lottery office!” Congrats, ladies!

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.

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