$1 million lottery win for engaged Chattanooga couple
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB)- The upcoming nuptials of a Chattanooga couple were sweetened a bit more as the smiling duo claimed a $1 million prize at the Tennessee Lottery's Nashville headquarters. The lucky win came from playing the Lottery's instant-ticket game, Tennessee Lottery Black, and on the heels of three additional instant wins—in a row.
According to Charles "Bubba" Sells, the engaged pair bought a Millionaire Jumbo Bucks ticket at Sunshine Food Mart on Rossville Boulevard and won $100. They decided to use $20 from that win to purchase a Win for Life ticket and won another $100. With that kind of luck, they opted for a third instant ticket, $5,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular, and raked in another $100. Their biggest win came on the fourth and final purchase of the day— a Tennessee Lottery Black ticket, which netted the $1 million winning grand finale. "We couldn't believe it!" said Sells, who works with his father's trucking company. "It's unreal!"
Sells and his fiancee Kelly O'Rear, who brought their parents with them to claim the prize, plan to use their good fortune to purchase a home and start a solid savings fund. Both are Red Bank High School graduates.
This is the 108th winning ticket worth $1 million or more sold since the Lottery began selling tickets in January 2004.
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