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Routine Drive Pays Off With $860,305 Win!
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Media Contact:  Rachel Petrie
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TEL CEO and President Rebecca Paul congratulates Tim Smith who said, “I’m going back to work this afternoon, but I will say, the kids are going to have a great Christmas!”

NASHVILLE – A routine drive paid off for Tim Smith of Lawrence County after he claimed the Lotto 5 jackpot prize of $860,305—the largest jackpot paid to a single winner for that game.

“I called the Lottery player hotline four times to check my numbers,” said Tim. “I made Amanda (his girlfriend) listen, too, because I just couldn’t believe it!”

The reason Tim has been driving to neighboring Wayne County for several years is to visit his girlfriend. That routine trip also includes a stop to purchase Tennessee Lottery tickets … a ritual that has paid off well in many ways, says Tim.

Tim, an employee of Modine Manufacturing in Lawrenceburg, says his life isn’t really going to change that much. “I’m going back to work this afternoon, but I will say, the kids are going to have a great Christmas!”

Lotto 5 drawings are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 10:34 p.m. CST (11:34 p.m. EST). The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing is $40,000, while the Powerball jackpot now stands at $179 million for that same night.

The Tennessee Lottery began selling its first tickets on January 20, 2004. As of June 30, 2006, the Lottery has raised more than $636 million to fund specific education programs, including college scholarships, pre-kindergarten and after-school programs. For more information, please visit www.tnlottery.com. For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit www.collegepaystn.com.

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