|Lottery CEO Rebecca Hargrove (center) celebrated the big win with Stoney and his wife, Tina.
A dedicated painter from Ardmore, Tenn. says he will take a vacation—but won’t stop working even though he just won a whopping $1 million by entering a non-winning Lottery ticket into a second-chance drawing.
“It’s just a shocker, a real shocker!” said Stoney Green, who has lived in this Giles County town all his life. “We’re going to take a vacation, but I’m going to keep on working.”
In fact, Stoney was out of town on a painting job when he got a surprise telephone call from Tennessee Lottery President and CEO Rebecca Hargrove to tell him of his incredible good luck. “My friends said, let’s just go now (to collect the winnings), but I told them we had to finish this job first.”
Stoney won the cool million entering a Millionaire Jumbo Bucks ticket into a “Play It Again!” drawing. Play It Again! is the Lottery’s program that gives players a second chance to play and win cash by entering eligible non-winning instant tickets online. Three such drawings are held approximately every 12 months, and this drawing awarded a total of more than $1.3 million to 15 lucky players.
Another lucky winner from the recent drawing was Jennifer Bradley of Iron City, who won $20,000 and says she plans to buy a car. Additional winners include:
• Stoney Green of Ardmore, $1 million
• Javier Salas of Nashville, $200,000
• Lenoize Wilson, Jr. of Hernando, MS, $30,000
• Kayla Ward of Eidson, $24,000
• Phylis Baldwin of Louisville, TN, $20,000
• Jennifer Bradley of Iron City, $20,000
• Rebecca Mayton of Harriman, $20,000
• Kristi Kitzmiller of Knoxville, $20,000
• Debbie Layne of Harrison, $20,000
• Carol Shipley of Morristown, $4,000
• Shawn Davis of Lebanon, $1,888
• Jennifer Hughes of Jackson, $1,000
• Dipika Patel of Chapel Hill, $1,000
• Jean Coleman of Nashville, $1,000
• Alice Hall of Bluff City, $1,000
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 a way 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
Since the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $3 billion for specific education programs in Tennessee, including college scholarships and after-school programs.
In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $7.5 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned over $776 million in retailer commissions.
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