Murfreesboro $50,000 Powerball Winner Thought it Might be an April Fool’s Joke


MURFREEESBORO — Winning $50,000 was a complete shock to Stacy Reed, whose husband encouraged her to check her Tennessee Lottery Powerball ticket the day before April 1, 2022. Even though she saw that the ticket matched four out of the five white balls drawn plus the red Powerball, Stacey thought of April Fool’s Day.

“I thought it could be a joke, but then I realized it was a little early for April Fool’s (Day),” said Stacey, who lives in Woodbury. “So, it began to sink in that it was real, and we just couldn’t believe it!”

The couple, who plan to pay bills with their winnings, is thrilled with the big win and appreciate that the Lottery funds a variety of educational scholarships. In fact, they said their daughter would be attending college with the help of a Tennessee Lottery scholarship.

The lucky ticket was purchased at Blackman Station, 2502 Blackman Road, in Murfreesboro, for the March 30 Powerball drawing.

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About the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Since January 20, 2004, the Lottery has raised more than $6 billion to fund designated education programs, including college grants, scholarships, Drive to 55 initiatives and after-school programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $17.2 billion in prizes and Lottery retailers have earned more than $1.6 billion in commissions.

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