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Tipton County Winner Claims “$100,000 Hold ‘em Poker” Second-chance Drawing Prize
Friday, September 22, 2006
Media Contact:  Rachel Petrie
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Executive Vice-President of Sales Sidney Chambers presents Homer Davis with his World Series of Poker prize.

NASHVILLE - Stunned is the only way to describe Tipton County resident Homer Davis when he claimed his prize at the Tennessee Lottery’s Nashville headquarters.

Davis is the latest winner of a seat in a U.S. qualifying World Series of Poker tournament event, a prize that is won through playing “$100,000 Hold ‘em Poker.” In lieu of the winning trip, however, Davis chose the cash prize option of $15,000.

“I really don’t have any idea how to play poker,” he said. Accompanied by his wife Martha and daughter-in-law Melissa, Davis was thrilled to receive his prize money. “Now this is when the shouting starts!” said Davis.

“$100,000 Hold ‘em Poker” is an instant ticket game that 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. Davis’ entry was selected from one such drawing.

For more details about “$100,000 Hold ‘em Poker” or other Lottery games, visit a retailer, www.tnlottery.com or call Player Services at 1-877-7TN-PLAY (786-7529) or in Metro Nashville, 615.254-4WIN (254-4946).

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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