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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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NASHVILLE - A Maryville couple who eloped and married in Hollywood 32 years ago will again visit Tinseltown—but this time the trip expenses will be handled by the Tennessee Lottery!

Keith Schipp is one of two winners chosen in the latest “Deal or No Deal” second-chance drawing who will receive a “Hollywood Experience” trip and a chance to play “Deal or No Deal” with Howie Mandel.

“This will be our second honeymoon!” said Keith, 58, who brought his wife Rosanne with him to claim the prize. “We can’t believe it! The last time we were there was when we eloped!”

Keith and Rosanne are no strangers to the benefits of the Lottery. Their daughter, Allison, is a recent graduate of UT Knoxville after four years of assistance from HOPE Scholarships. “She always worked hard to keep that scholarship, and it really paid off,” said Rosanne.

Keith, along with Charlotte Warrick of Bon Aqua, won after his non-winning “Deal or No Deal” instant ticket was selected in the recent drawing. Both winners will receive a “Hollywood Experience” trip, which includes roundtrip airfare to Hollywood for the winners and one guest each, five days/four nights luxury hotel accommodations, $5,000, and a chance to play a non-broadcast version of the daily “Deal or No Deal” show. There will be three additional trips given away in future second-chance drawings, and one trip winner will be randomly selected to participate in the “Deal or No Deal” non-broadcast game with Howie Mandel for a chance to win up to $2.5 million.

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The Tennessee Education Lottery operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Net proceeds from sales of Lottery tickets, currently averaging over $5 million per week, fund specific education programs, including college scholarships, pre-kindergarten and after-school programs. Since the Tennessee Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $1.2 billion for these programs, and returned to Tennessee communities more than $2.7 billion in prizes and nearly $308 million in retailer commissions. For more information, please visit For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit


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