A retired teacher from Chattanooga won $250,000 from the Tennessee Education Lottery this week.
Sarah Parks entered her nonwinning instant ticket into the lottery's "Play it Again" program, and her ticket was drawn for a quarter-million dollar prize.
She was one of eight winners this week, who together won more than $1.3 million.
One winner, Tipton County resident Sandra Mead, won $50,000 for the second time — she also won $50,000 from the lottery in 2009.
The Tennessee Education Lottery funds education programs — like college scholarships and after-school programs — with the revenue from lottery ticket sales.
Since 2004, the lottery raised more than $2.4 billion for such education programs.