KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A Knoxville veteran hit the jackpot, winning two million dollars in the Tennessee Lottery.
David Stiles was presented a $2 million check by the Tennessee Lottery on Tuesday.
Stiles told lottery officials he took time to check and recheck his “Silver Spectacular” ticket before surprising his wife with the news.
His ticket was purchased at the Kroger, located at 4918 Kingston Pike in Knoxville. The store will not receive any winnings from the lottery because it was a scratch-off ticket instead of a regular drawing.
The Knoxville native said he has vowed to provide “lots of good things” for his family.
“I’ve been all around the world, and this is the most wonderful place I’ve been,” said Stiles about his love for East Tennessee. “Now I’m luckier than ever.
The ticket was the 155th winning ticket since the lottery’s started in 2004.
Kym Gerlock, director of Media Relations for the Tennessee Lottery said the timing of the win is perfect, coinciding with the 11th anniversary of the lottery.