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Tennessee Lottery Awards 2 Harley-Davidsons® in One Day
Friday, September 10, 2004
Media Contact:  Gretchen Vanhorn
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Henry McKay being congratulated by Nashville District Sales Manager Denise Armstrong.

NASHVILLE – The time to ride is now for two lucky Tennessee Lottery players. A Morristown woman and a Sparta man brought their winning Harley-Davidson® instant tickets into Lottery offices today to claim their prizes, becoming the first two winners of brand new Harley-Davidson® Sportster® 1200 Custom motorcycles!

Aretha Colley of Morristown said her husband didn’t believe her when she told him she had won a motorcycle. But when they came into the Lottery’s Knoxville district office together to claim their prize, he became a believer.

Henry McKay of Sparta brought his wife, Pam, into the Lottery’s Nashville headquarters to claim his prize. Henry says he’s an avid motorcycle rider, but hasn’t owned one in a few years and had let his motorcycle license expire. “I’ll be renewing it as quickly as possible,” said Henry, who plans to use his new Harley® as his weekend getaway vehicle. “I’m going to ride it to the races!”

Both Aretha and Henry scratched off their Harley-Davidson® instant tickets to reveal a motorcycle symbol, which means they had both won a new motorcycle. Eight additional Harley-Davidson® Sportster® 1200 Custom motorcycles still remain, as well as many other prizes including cash prizes up to $25,000 and Harley-Davidson® merchandise prize packs. The prize packs will be awarded in four separate “second-chance” drawings, along with a $25,000 second-chance Grand Prize awarded in the final drawing. Players can mail their non-winning Harley-Davidson® instant tickets to the address on the back of the ticket to enter these drawings.

The Tennessee Lottery began selling its first instant tickets on Jan. 20, 2004. At the end of its first fiscal year, after just five months and 12 days of ticket sales, the Lottery had transferred more than $123 million to the Tennessee Lottery for Education account, as well as more than $2 million for after-school programs. All Tennessee Lottery profits will go to pay for specific education programs in the state, which initially include HOPE Scholarships.

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