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TEL President & CEO Rebecca Hargrove with $150,000 Play It Again! winner James Cherry

Eighteen lucky Tennesseans, from a painter who lives in Cookeville to a member of the Shelby County Sheriff's Department, won a total of $702,000 after the recent Play it Again! drawing. Play it Again! is the Tennessee Lottery’s second-chance drawing program in which non-winning instant tickets have another chance to win.

James Cherry, of Old Hickory, was the first Play it Again! winner to claim his prize of $150,000, which he won by entering a non-winning Giant Jumbo Bucks ticket.

“I didn’t get any sleep last night!” he said. “This is a really great program.”

Other winners include:
Charles Perry, of Cookeville, $300,000
Peggy Catron, of Tazewell, $100,000
Rosa Lee, of Nashville, $100,000
Mc Howell, Jr. , of Bartlett, $20,000
Diane Breeden, of Sevierville, $20,000
…and 12 other players who won $1,000 each. For more details, click on the Play it Again! logo at

Play it Again! is designed to give a second chance to play and win while helping the environment. To “Play it Again,” simply click on the Play it Again! icon and follow the directions … and that’s all there is to it—no need for postage, envelopes, or even to keep the ticket. Once the ticket is registered, the Lottery asks players to dispose of tickets properly. For added convenience, players may register at one of the Lottery’s five district offices in Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville.

Since the Tennessee Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $1.1 billion 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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