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2nd TIME’S THE CHARM FOR 14 “PLAY IT AGAIN!” PLAYERS Nashville player’s non-winning ticket turns into a $300,000 prize!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
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Congrats to Marsha and Brandy Cole!

NASHVILLE—The second—not the third—time around was the charm for 14 lucky Tennessee Lottery players who won cash prizes this week by entering non-winning instant tickets in the Play it Again! program.
“Are you kidding? I love you!” screamed Nashville’s Marsha Cole when she received the news that she had won $300,000. Cole, an employee of Metro Water Services, plans to pay off her house and car and take a vacation with her daughter Brandy. “I just can’t believe it!”
Her excitement was matched by that of 21-year-old Eddie Warren of Dyersburg, who won $100,000 by entering a non-winning “Diamond Riches” ticket. During the telephone call made to share the news, Lottery President and CEO Rebecca Hargrove could barely hear Warren above the yells and cheers of his friends. Warren said he had recently been laid-off from a construction job and that the money couldn’t have come at a better time.
Twelve other players won prizes ranging from $100 to $150,000 in this week’s Play it Again! drawing, which is the Lottery’s second-chance drawing program in which non-winning instant tickets have another chance to win.
Other winners include:
Misty Treet, of Jamestown, $150,000
Jenny Tombs, of Boaz, KY, $150,000
Tonya Bailey, of Nashville, $50,000
Mike Kemper, of Franklin, $30,000
Troy McKennon, of College Grove, $25,000
Judith Jensen, of LaVergne, $20,000
Robin Phillips, of Elizabethton, $20,000
James O’Gorman, of Columbia, $20,000
Bill Lee, of Murfreesboro, $1,000
Chris Chapman, of Stanton, $1,000
Janet Guerrieri, of McKenzie, $1,000
Susmita Patel, of Ettowah, $100
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 district offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville.
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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 $1.4 billion for these programs, and returned to Tennessee communities more than $3 billion in prizes and more than $339 million in retailer commissions. For more information, please visit For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit

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