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2 INDUCTED INTO “MILLIONAIRES CLUB”
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
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Tiffany Weightman celebrates a $1 million win!

NASHVILLE—“Tennessee Millionaires Club” has added two Tennesseans to a growing group of lottery players who have won $1 million or more. Including these latest winners, the Lottery has sold 31 tickets worth $1 million or more since its inception.



Tiffany Weightman, 34, of Murfreesboro, and Robert Hundrieser, Sr., 51, of Milan, both claimed a top prize of $1 million from the instant-ticket game today at the Lottery’s Nashville headquarters. The Lottery has paid $20,379,750 to “Tennessee Millionaires Club” winners since the game began.



“I couldn’t believe I won,” said Tiffany. “I was crying so hard when I called my husband, he thought I hit a car when I told him ‘I hit … the jackpot!’” Tiffany plans to continue working at U.S. Cold Storage in Smyrna, but a few purchases are not out of the question. “I’ve always wanted a convertible BMW,” said Tiffany, who has two children. “I think it’s going to be silver.”



Just after Tiffany left came Robert Hundrieser, his wife Rena and their two children. “I hung up on him when he called to tell me because I knew he was joking,” said Rena, who works at a Subway restaurant in Milan. “You just don’t know what this means to us.” The Hundriesers would like to purchase “much-needed” vehicles and fund their son’s college education with the prize.



In addition to 20 million-dollar prizes, “Tennessee Millionaires Club” includes over 8,000 prizes from $1,000 to $25,000 and over 720,000 prizes from $50 to $500.



For more details about these and other games, see your nearest Lottery retailer, visit www.tnlottery.com or call Player Services at 1-877-7TN-PLAY. In the Nashville area, call 254-4946.



About the Tennessee Education Lottery

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 more than $319 million in retailer commissions. For more information, please visit www.tnlottery.com. For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit www.collegepaystn.com.

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