Georgetown man wins big in Tennessee Lottery: $1M

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Posted 12/20/19

A Georgetown man scratched his way to a $1 million prize last weekend, purchasing his winning ticket in Athens.

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Georgetown man wins big in Tennessee Lottery: $1M

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A Georgetown man scratched his way to a $1 million prize last weekend, purchasing his winning ticket in Athens.

According to an announcement by the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, tears welled up in Donald “Shane” Allen’s eyes when he realized he had won $1 million playing the Tennessee Education Lottery’s Million Dollar Winner instant game.

Over the weekend, Allen purchased a Million Dollar Winner ticket and won $40. He returned to Murphy USA, 1813 Decatur Pike in Athens, and turned that winning ticket into $20 cash and a new ticket that won him $1 million, the announcement stated.

“I sat in the car for 15 minutes staring at the ticket, and I thought it was a dream,” Allen said.

Potential plans for the prize include savings and investing in his own business, Allen added.

A photo of Allen receiving his oversized promotional check has been added to the Lottery’s online gallery, at www.tn.lottery.com

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Since Jan. 20, 2004, the Lottery has raised more than $5 billion to fund designated education programs, including after-school programs, college grants and scholarships, and Drive to 55 initiatives.

In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $14.3 billion in prizes and Lottery retailers have earned more than $1.3 billion in retailer commissions.

For additional information, visit www.tnlottery.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Inset Quote:

“I sat in the car for 15 minutes staring at the ticket, and I thought it was a dream." — Donald "Shane" Allen

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