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Thursday, October 10, 2013
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Congrats to Shane (r), shown here with his father.

Timothy “Shane” Byrd of Hartsville is an especially lucky man, proven by his second big win today playing the Tennessee Lottery. Shane, accompanied by his father and father-in-law, made his second trip this year to the Lottery’s Nashville headquarters to claim a cash prize. Today’s visit was to collect a whopping $75,000 won by playing the instant-ticket game, Lady Jumbo Bucks, while the previous trip was to claim a $5,000 prize won by entering a ticket into the Lottery’s second-chance “Play It Again!” program.
“It’s divine intervention!” said Shane, who woke up his family after returning home from work at 3 a.m. to announce the $75,000 good fortune. “I asked them to look at the ticket again so I could be sure I wasn’t dreaming,” he said.

For his previous win in May, Shane was notified he won by telephone. At the time, he didn’t believe the phone call was real. “I enter the tickets, but never thought I’d win!”

Shane is a diesel mechanic who enjoys metal detecting, Civil War history … and playing the Tennessee Lottery’s games. He says the first thing he will do with today’s winnings is pay bills and plan for the future.

Shane’s Lady Jumbo Bucks ticket was purchased at Pilot Truck Stop, 921 Murfreesboro Road, in Lebanon. To participate in the Lottery’s Play It Again! program, players visit to become a VIP Players Suite member. Once registered, players may enter eligible non-winning instant tickets into drawings for cash prizes. The Lottery asks that tickets be disposed of properly. For added convenience, players may register at one of the Lottery’s kiosks in its District Offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis or Nashville.

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 $2.7 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $6.3 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned nearly $684 million in retailer commissions.

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