A Hixson woman did a triple take upon scratching off a winning $2 million instant game this week.
Frances Sharp claimed her winnings today at the Tennessee Lottery Headquarters in Nasvhille, according to spokeswoman Kym Gerlock.
This was the first jackpot winner for the “$2 Million Bonaza,” a high-jackpot scrath-off ticket game recently unveiled by the lottery.
“At first I thought I had won $2,000, then I thought it was $200,000,” said Sharp, 69.
Sharp purchased her ticket at a Hixson gas station near where she lives.
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Adam Crisp covers education issues for the Times Free Press. He joined the paper's staff in 2007 and initially covered crime, public safety, courts and general assignment topics. Prior to Chattanooga, Crisp was a crime reporter at the Savannah Morning News and has been a reporter and editor at community newspapers in southeast Georgia. In college, he led his student paper to a first-place general excellence award from the Georgia College Press Association. He earned ...