|Wow! Another 7-digit Win!
C.W. Whitson of Spring Hill describes himself as a “jack of all trades, master of two or three.” It’s clear one of the trades he has mastered is the art of being lucky: Not only did Mr. Whitson win $2 million this week in the Tennessee Lottery’s Play It Again! drawing, but he also won $1 million in March 2010 playing the instant ticket game, Tennessee Millionaires Club.
“It’s definitely hard to believe,” said Mr. Whitson, a retired handyman. “I do like to play, and I do like to win!”
The Spring Hill resident claimed his most recent—and largest—prize today after he received a call from Lottery President Rebecca Hargrove notifying him he had won $2 million in the Play It Again! drawing held this week. To participate, players enter eligible non-winning instant tickets for another chance to win cash prizes in drawings held approximately three times each year. The Play It Again! program has awarded over $18.5 million since it began in 2007.
“I guess I’m just lucky,” he said. “It really is something, isn’t it?”
Other winners from this week’s Play It Again! drawing include:
• Joe West of Lancing, $150,000
• Dave Richards of Goodlettsville, $75,000
• Mark Sharp of Smyrna,, $25,000
• Danielle Bachman of Decherd, $20,000
• Demetric Rice of Parsons, $20,000
• Phillip Trentham of Pigeon Forge, $5,000
• Robin Howard of Newport, $1,000
• Gail Roe of Milan, $1,000
With the awarding of the Play it Again! top prize, the Tennessee Lottery has now sold 130 winning tickets of $1 million or more since inception.
To “Play it Again,” simply visit www.tnottery.com or www.tnvipsuite.com and become a VIP Players Suite member. Once registered, tickets may be entered in the drawings. The Lottery asks players to dispose of tickets properly—in fact, the program began as an effort to reduce litter. 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 $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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