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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A Portland man says many of his friends didn’t believe him when he told them he’d won $75,000 playing the Tennessee Lottery’s Lady Jumbo Bucks instant game. And it’s no wonder:  he won the prize on April Fool’s Day.


“I’ve won (a prize) before,” said Tony Rigsby. “But when I won this time, no one believed me!” Tony says he isn’t sure yet what he will do with the winnings. But as he left the Tennessee Education Lottery’s Nashville headquarters with a ceremonial big check in hand, he knew one thing—his friends would believe him now.


Tony purchased the lucky ticket at Portland Discount Tobacco, 110 West Knight St.

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 $4.4 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 $12.1 billion in prizes and Lottery retailers have earned more than $1.1 billion in retailer commissions.


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