Tennessee man misplaces his million-dollar lottery ticket, then finds it lying in a parking lot
It's a miracle recovery that averted tragedy
By Kate Northrop
A Tennessee player became a million dollars richer overnight and almost immediately lost his millionaire status the next day thanks to a fluke that had the potential to leave things on a very tragic note.
All hope seemed lost when a winning Tennessee Lottery ticket worth $1,178,746 was thought to be gone for good, rolling around in the dirt somewhere or blowing around in the breeze on a particularly windy day. In what seemed ...
Mar 19, 2021, 4:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Tennessee truck driver wins $2 million lottery jackpot while on the road
Wife thought he had crashed his truck when he called her with the news
By Kate Northrop
Luck comes in threes for a third generation truck driver, who went numb when he found out that he won a $2 million jackpot while making a stop on the road.
David Partain, 30, of Chattanooga is no stranger to the Mega Millionaire Jumbo Bucks scratch-off game from the Tennessee Lottery. Having won two prizes from the game already, he tried his luck a third time and was stunned at the result.
While p ...
Mar 10, 2021, 12:53 pm - Lottery News forum
World Lottery Association unanimously re-elects Tennessee Lottery CEO as President
By Kate Northrop
Rebecca Paul Hargrove, the current CEO of the Tennessee Lottery, will continue to serve as WLA President, marking the second time she was elected for the two-year term position.
The WLA is an international member-based organization made up of 154 official government-run lotteries and other licensed lottery organizations from 85 countries. It was established as a way for lotteries to develop relationships with one another and to create international standards and regulation ...
Oct 16, 2020, 3:47 pm - Lottery News forum
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