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$1 MILLION WINNER FROM HERMITAGE “ALMOST THREW HIS TICKET AWAY!” 28th Winner of $1 Million or More This Year, 129th Since Inception
Monday, December 16, 2013
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The happy Hermitage family!

NASHVILLE - It may not be the $586 Mega Millions jackpot that has the nation abuzz, but winning a $1 million Powerball prize from this weekend’s drawing was just fine with John Young of Hermitage. In fact, it turns out John is extra-lucky because he nearly threw the winning ticket away after first misreading the numbers displayed.

“I still can’t believe it,” said John, a truck driver who lives in Hermitage. “It’s unreal!” John, along with his wife and son, collected the prize today at the Tennessee Lottery’s Nashville office. The family said they plan to buy or build a house, among other things. The Powerball ticket was purchased at Love’s Travel Stop on Hwy. 70E in Madison County.

John’s Powerball ticket is the 28th winner this year of $1 million or more and the 129th winning ticket sold worth $1 million or more since the Lottery began.

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 $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.

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