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KINGSTON NURSE HEADED TO HOLLYWOOD! “Deal or No Deal” Trip Winner Claims Prize
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
615-324-6556 Office

NASHVILLE - "You could have knocked me over with a feather!” That’s what Joanne Knox of Kingston said when told she would be headed to Hollywood compliments of the Tennessee Lottery. “I’m taking my daughter and we will have a great time!”

Joanne, a nurse, is one of the two winners from the Lottery’s Jan. 13 “Deal or No Deal” second-chance drawing. She will receive a “Hollywood Experience” trip and a chance to play “Deal or No Deal” with Howie Mandel. The “Experience” 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 with Howie Mandel. There will be one more trip given away in the next second-chance drawing on Feb. 24, and there will be a Bonus Drawing held on Aug. 28 for $100,000 and a chance to be a finalist for the opportunity 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 $1.3 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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