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Tennessee $1 Million Lottery Winner Will "Stay The Same"

Tennessee LotteryTennessee Lottery: Tennessee $1 Million Lottery Winner Will "Stay The Same"

The Tennessee Lottery's latest winner of $1 million was jubilant after winning, but says the big prize won't mean any dramatic changes in her life.

"Money doesn't mean that much as long as you're happy," said Ann Strong, who took home a cool million on Saturday at the culmination of the Lottery's third and final "Millionaire Live!" drawing event held in Memphis at WMC-NBC Channel 5 and broadcast throughout the state.

"We're just going to do the same ole,' same ole,'" said Ann, 59, who lives in Alamo, Tn., northeast of Memphis. Ann said she will continue her work at Tennessee Health Management, where she has been a recruiter for 18 years. "I'm going to take care of my mother - and if I get the opportunity, I'm going to see Hillary and Bill Clinton."

Ann wasn't the only winner. Two other finalists, Alvin Bhones, 52, of Madison, Ala., won $25,000, while Peggy Brady, 64, of Lancing, Tn., won $10,000.

"Today is all about having fun," said Rebecca Paul, CEO and President of the Tennessee Lottery. "This statewide broadcast is also another chance to highlight the $415 million the Lottery has raised for education."

Ann, Alvin and Peggy were joined by friends and family for the half-hour event, which included time for the players to visit the Bluff City if they chose. The three were chosen as finalists from more than 225,000 entries mailed in from players who earned an entry through one of two instant ticket games, "Tennessee Millionaire" and "Volunteer Millionaire."

By playing one of these games, players had a chance to win a variety of prizes, one of which was an entry ticket into a preliminary drawing with the chance of winning $1 million in a grand prize drawing event. (These two games are no longer available.)

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Posted: October 24, 2005, 10:55 am - IP Logged

Oh, oh - the infamous cardboard check. Flashes of annuity. What is a million annuity, after tax, worth each year, in Tennessee?

I would bet the house, she wouldn't get anywhere near the Clinton's; unless she had a huge Cashiers Check in her hand during the request. From what I hear, Bill Clinton installed a pay toliet in his house; it pays him to enter!

 

 

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    Posted: October 24, 2005, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

    "Money doesn't mean that much as long as you're happy."

    I Agree!. but it can sure make you even happier!

     

    "We're just going to do the same ole,' same ole.'"

    Eek OK, Whatever.

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      Posted: October 24, 2005, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

      Still, a million after taxes would be great to have. And maybe her life will be the same ole', same ole'. She'll just have a bit more to do the same ole', same ole'. Heh.

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        Posted: October 24, 2005, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

        "Money doesn't mean that much as long as you're happy," said Ann Strong.  So I guess this is why she bought the ticket?  Money dosen't mean that much?  I'm confused.What?ConfusedEek  OH YEAH!!!  That's why I buy my ticket, because money just really doesn't mean that much.OogleIdea

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          Posted: October 24, 2005, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

          "Money doesn't mean that much as long as you're happy," said Ann Strong.

          So, if I had $340M, and was happy, money wouldn't matter - so I could burn it all in a furnace and still be happy! FAT CHANCE! I'd do that right after I gave natural birth to that 11 pound baby boy!

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            Posted: October 25, 2005, 4:41 am - IP Logged

            What if you have been broke and miserable your whole life? Millions will not make one happy? Green laugh Good political answer spoken by those "with money." Sure money cannot buy happiness literally, but it sure can provide many stepping stones to it.  


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              Posted: October 30, 2005, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

              You need money. But not too much of it.