NASHVILLE— A retired nurse from Maryville is still in disbelief after winning $1 million playing the Tennessee Lottery’s popular “Millionaire Jumbo Bucks” instant game.
“I still can’t believe it,” said Patricia Cole, who added that she hid the ticket under a carpet until she brought it in to the Lottery’s Nashville headquarters to claim the prize. “I’m blessed.”
The lucky ticket was purchased at Smokers Discount, 2164 E. Broadway Ave., in Maryville. This is the 253rd winning ticket of $1 million or more sold since the Tennessee Education Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004.
About the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Since January 20, 2004, the Lottery has raised more than $4.7 billion to fund designated education programs, including after-school programs, college grants and scholarships and the Governor’s Drive to 55 initiatives.
In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $12.9 billion in prizes and Lottery retailers have earned more than $1.2 billion in retailer commissions.
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