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McKenzie man wins $1M lottery

McKenzie man wins $1M lottery
MCKENZIE (AP) — A struggling McKenzie construction worker facing foreclosure has won $1 million in the Tennessee Lottery.
The Jackson Sun reports Glenn Smith went with his family to the lottery headquarters in Nashville on Monday to claim his prize in the “Millionaire Jumbo Bucks” instant ticket game.
Smith told lottery officials he is facing financial difficulties because of a slowdown in the construction industry. He said the prize will save his home of 12 years from foreclosure.
Net proceeds from sales of lottery tickets go toward education programs that include college scholarships. Smith said one of his two sons attends Bethel University with the help of a lottery scholarship.
Since the lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $1.7 billion for education.
Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com

Published in The Messenger 6.16.10

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