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$1 Million Winner in Sullivan County
Friday, January 26, 2018
Media Contact:  Rachel Petrie
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NASHVILLE – A day of errands turned into a big payday for Melvin Adams of Bristol, who won $1 million playing the Tennessee Lottery instant game, 100X.

After dropping off his wife Tressia at the mall, Melvin headed to a doctor’s appointment. On the way back to pick her up, he stopped at Bays Mart 21 on West Market in Johnson City and purchased what turned out to be quite a lucky ticket.

“When I got in the car I told Melvin that I shouldn’t have spent so much money on the shoes that I just bought,” said Tressia. “He handed me the ticket and said, ‘That’s okay, honey; how’s it feel to hold a million dollars?’”

Melvin is a postal worker and says this prize may allow him to retire a little earlier than planned. And perhaps Tressia may see more shoes in the future!

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In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $12.1 billion in prizes and Lottery retailers have earned more than $1.1 billion in retailer commissions.

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