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Friday, March 14, 2008
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Candy Carr (l) and family celebrate their $1 million win!

Greeneville’s Candy Carr is ready to get some rest. It’s no wonder, since she didn’t sleep for 24 hours after learning she was the first $1 million jackpot winner in LOTTO PLUS, the newest game from the Tennessee Lottery.
“This couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Candy. “It will help out so much.”
Candy, along with her husband William, her son William, his wife Shasta and her 10-month-old grandson, Kasen, came to the Lottery’s Nashville headquarters on Friday to claim their prize. Candy’s win came after the very first drawing held for LOTTO PLUS, which was launched just this past Sunday. Her husband, who purchased the ticket at North Main Grocery in Greeneville, gave her the ticket because he thinks he isn’t lucky.
”I guess my luck changed!” he said.
Candy and William plan to use the winnings to help their family in a variety of ways.

Since the Tennessee Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $1 billion to fund specific education programs, including college scholarships, pre-kindergarten and after-school programs. For more information, please visit For more details about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit


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