Volume 53, Number 29

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 21, 2016

Smith is new millionaire

A Byrdstown man is now one of the Tennessee Lottery’s
million dollar winners.
Billy Glenn Smith, 75,
was trying his luck with the
state’s lottery last Friday
when he hit the big one at
the Dale Hollow Shell.
Smith won the $1,000,000
on a $20 scratch off ticket.
Smith, a retiree from the
Tennessee Conservation Department
after serving 31
years as superintendent of
Pickett State Park.
He is an avid lottery
player having won up to
$10,000 several years ago at
the same Shell station. He
said, “I won several times
with a $1,000 ticket and
once with a $2,500 ticket,”
He said he played the lottery
just about every day. But
this day was different.
Smith told the PRESS that he
had asked the Lord to help
him win big that day, and if
he didn’t win, he was calling
it quits.
Smith has two grown sons, one who lives here in Byrdstown
while the other lives in Florida; and has two granddaughters.
When asked what he planned to do with his winnings,
Smith replied, “I’m going to help out my family and keep
some for myself.”
After his visit at the PRESS, Smith was off to the banks to
negotiate the best interest rate for his new found dollars.

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