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Donald "Shane" Allen of McMinn County is the lucky winner of $1 million in the Tennessee Education Lottery's "Million Dollar Winner" instant game, according to a news release. 

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

This past weekend, Allen purchased a "Million Dollar Winner" ticket at Murhpy USA, on 1813 Decatur Pike in Athens with a prize of $40. He later returned to the gas station and turned the ticket into $20 cash, along with a new lottery ticket, the release states. 

The new ticket happened to be worth $1 million.

Allen said he plans to put the money into his savings and invest in his own business. 

 

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