The Tennessee Lottery’s countdown to its 200th ticket sold worth $1 million or more reached a “fevered pitch” Wednesday when Nancy and Bob Long of Murfreesboro claimed a $1 million prize from a “$1 Million Fever” instant game ticket. And the Lottery is poised to award another $1 million to a soon-to-be-announced winner of a “Play It Again!” drawing held this week.
The two wins bring the number of tickets sold worth $1 million or more to 196—which could jump up again at any time.
The Murfreesboro couple was ecstatic about joining the Lottery’s elite group of seven-figure winners. The lucky ticket was purchased at Speedway, 1643 New Salem Hwy., Murfreesboro. Nancy, who went in to buy milk while Bob pumped gas, said she decided to play a different game than usual, which turned out to be a life-changing choice.
The Lottery’s 196th prize of $1 million or more will be awarded to a Play It Again! drawing winner contacted yesterday by Rebecca Hargrove, Lottery President and CEO. Play It Again! is the Lottery’s program that offers a second chance to win cash by entering eligible non-winning tickets into a series of second-chance drawings. The drawing held this week will award 12 prizes of various amounts totaling more than $2.3 million—one of which is $1 million.
About the Tennessee Education Lottery
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Since January 20, 2004, the Lottery has raised more than $3.8 billion to fund designated education programs, including college grants and scholarships, after-school programs and the new Tennessee Promise initiative.
In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $10.1 billion in prizes and Lottery retailers have earned more than $978 million in retailer commissions.
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