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Thursday, June 22, 2006
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NASHVILLE - According to Pleasant View resident Alan Miller, his wife of 19 years, Deanna, is the luckiest person around. “She wins every contest she enters,” says Miller. But it seems that her luck has finally rubbed off on Alan!

Miller is one of the latest winners of a trip to a World Series of Poker event from the Tennessee Lottery. He claimed his prize Thursday morning at the Lottery’s Nashville office.

“She filled out the tickets and she signed some and had me sign some,” says Miller. “I didn’t believe her when she said my ticket had won!” It wasn’t until he saw his name on the list of winners on the Tennessee Lottery website that he was convinced of his luck.

In lieu of the winning trip to a U.S. qualifying World Series of Poker tournament event, Miller has chosen the cash prize option of $15,000. “I think my luck will be better taking the cash prize than in Vegas,” he laughed.

The cash option is part of the Lottery’s “$100,000 Hold ‘em Poker” instant ticket game, which offers over $17 million in prizes and a chance to enter non-winning tickets into a series of second chance drawings for other prizes, including a seat in a U.S. qualifying World Series of Poker tournament event.

A diesel mechanic for 16 years at Robert Orr Sysco, the 44-year-old Miller and his wife have four children and two grandchildren. His wife Deanna is an administrative assistant at O’Charley’s Inc.

“We were planning a vacation to visit family in Missouri this summer,” says Miller. “This prize will let us do it right.”

For more details about “$100,000 Hold ‘em Poker” or other Lottery games, visit a retailer, or call Player Services at 1-877-7TN-PLAY (786-7529) or in Metro Nashville, 615.254-4WIN (254-4946). A digital image of a “100,000 Hold ‘em Poker” ticket and a photo of Alan Miller are available to the media by emailing

The Tennessee Lottery began selling tickets on January 20, 2004. As of March 31, 2006, the Lottery has raised more than $567 million to fund specific education programs, including college scholarships, pre-kindergarten and after-school programs. For more information, please visit For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit


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