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Henderson County Player Pockets $5 Million Win!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
615-324-6556 Office
 
Belinda and family celebrate the $5 Million win with Rebecca Hargrove!

A Henderson County resident holds the new Tennessee Lottery record for the largest top prize won on an instant “scratch-off” game with her $5 million win from $5,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular. Belinda Garner of Heron, Tenn., claimed the hefty top prize yesterday at the Lottery’s Nashville headquarters accompanied by her brother, Clothel, and son, Darrell.

She told Lottery officials that after playing the game and realizing what she had won, she had to “run out and sit down for at least 10 minutes!”

Belinda, who purchased the lucky ticket at Major Market, 902 S. Broad St. in Lexington, says she will save most of the money after paying bills. She also shared that she had visited an attorney and CPA before claiming her winnings.

5,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular and an extensive variety of other instant-ticket games are available at Lottery retailers throughout the state. Lottery players have won more than $6.5 BILLION in prizes since the Lottery began nearly 10 years ago.

Congratulations, and good luck to Belinda and her family!

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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 $6.3 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 $2.8 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $6.5 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned over $706 million in retailer commissions.

For more information, please visit www.tnlottery.com.

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