Trio busted in lottery ticket, cigarette theft ring
Includes video report
Three people are charged in an elaborate theft ring involving tens of thousands of dollars worth of lottery tickets and cigarettes.
Police say the thieves broke into businesses across the city, smashing their way inside with sledgehammers.
For three weeks, investigators say Domenique Jones, 22, April McKinney, 35, and her daughter, Breana Sims, 20, targeted one business after another.
The burglary spree began in early September at a Valero gas station on Prescot ...
Sep 30, 2019, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
Tennessee Powerball winner claims $198 million prize sold at Hendersonville market
A winner has come forward to claim the $198 million Powerball jackpot drawn on July 13, receiving the prize anonymously through a trust.
The Freedom Trust claimed the prize on Thursday at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville, according to a news release.
The winner chose to receive the lump sum amount of $128.1 million. The winning ticket was sold at Worsham's Market in Hendersonville.
For more than a century, the Worsham family has owned and operated the local landmark near ...
Aug 2, 2019, 9:06 am - Lottery News forum
Tennessee man hits $2 million lottery, says 'I'm still a redneck'
Includes video report
Timothy Seratt has lived paycheck to paycheck his whole life. Born and raised in Dyersburg, the 32-year-old father of two has never flown on a plane or been north of Kentucky.
But now, after winning the lottery, he's a millionaire.
Seratt won $2 million dollars playing a Mega Millionaire Jumbo Bucks scratch-off this week, taking home $1.3 million after taxes.
It's still crazy, he said. Well, I mean I've never owned a house. So, I mean that's the first thing.
Apr 26, 2019, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Tennessee Lottery CEO elected President of the World Lottery Association
Rebecca P. Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, has been unanimously elected and is the first female President of the World Lottery Association (WLA).
Rebecca's leadership and vision have created an exceptional lottery organization in Tennessee that has provided billions of dollars in support of education initiatives in the state, said Susan Lanigan, Chair of the Tennessee Lottery Board of Directors, and those traits, along with her more than 30 years o ...
Nov 27, 2018, 6:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Your dog could be a Tennessee Lottery scratch-off star
So you think you've got the smartest, sweetest, and downright most adorable pup in Tennessee?
Now is your chance to see if others agree.
The Tennessee Lottery is conducting a Dog Days of Summer photo contest through May 7 in search of the next Tennessee Pup Star.
The lottery is inviting participants to send photos of their dogs (puppies or adults) and will select 10 of the smartest, sweetest and downright most adorable to feature on Instant Game tickets to be issued this summer.
Apr 26, 2018, 8:37 am - Lottery News forum
Tennessee bill would remove cash-only obstacle when purchasing lottery tickets
A billed filed by Tennessee legislators would make it easier to purchase lottery tickets.
How many times have you wanted to get in on the latest Powerball craze only to realize once in line you don't have any cash?
Under current law, all lottery tickets can only be purchased in-person and only with cash.
SB 1996/HB 2057 is sponsored by Franklin's Republican Senator Jack Johnson and Republican Representative Charles Sargent.
The bill authorizes the use of money orders, debit cards, an ...
Feb 1, 2018, 9:24 am - Lottery News forum
Tennessee Lottery celebrates eclipse with new scratch-off game
By Todd Northrop
There's nothing like the moon passing in front of the sun for 15 minutes to get people running to the store for scratch-off lottery tickets.
So must have went the theory when the Tennessee Lottery decided to launch its latest instant lottery game, Eclipse Jumbo Bucks.
The lottery stated in a release that the new game offers a fun way to celebrate the upcoming total solar eclipse.
On August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible in the United States from coast to coast, ...
Aug 14, 2017, 4:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Mississippi lottery panel visits neighboring states to garner information
Trips to neighboring states to observe their lottery operations have shed light on the types of decisions that must be made should Mississippi opt to enact a lottery, two Northeast Mississippi legislators recently said.
Reps. Mac Huddleston, R-Pontotoc, and Nick Bain, D-Corinth, made trips to Little Rock last week as members of a task force created by House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, to study the issues surrounding the lottery. Other members of the committee made a similar trip to Baton ...
Jun 25, 2017, 9:55 am - Lottery News forum
Tennessee bill advances to remove lottery winners from government assistance
The Tennessee House on Monday passed a bill despite opposition from Democrats that, if it becomes law, would require the names of lottery winners to be cross checked with federal and state government assistance programs.
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Howell, R-Georgetown, passed by a 73-21 near party-line vote on Monday night.
The bill would make any lottery winner of prizes more than $5,000 ineligible for government assistance. Howell said federal law, which has a lower prize threshold, requires ...
Feb 28, 2017, 3:52 pm - Lottery News forum
20 co-workers to split $421M Powerball jackpot
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
A group of 20 co-workers are the winners of Saturday's $421 million Powerball jackpot on a ticket sold in Tennessee.
The employees of the North American Stamping Group in Portland, Tennessee, play the lottery twice a week, buying at least 60 tickets and usually rolling any of their winnings into the next drawing. While they said they would be playing again, they aren't investing the $254.7 million lump sum this time around.
Each of the Tennessee ...
Nov 29, 2016, 2:13 pm - Lottery News forum