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N.C. truck driver wins $1 million while passing through Tennessee

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 2021-10-26
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Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A North Carolina truck driver on his way to California found his choice of route to be especially profitable when he won a $1 million lottery jackpot in Tennessee.

Yuriy Zalyevskyy told Tennessee Lottery officials he was hauling a load to California when he made a stop at the Pilot Travel Center in Stanton, Tenn.

Zalyevskyy said he bought a few scratch-off tickets and scratched them off inside the store. One of the tickets, a Millionaire Jumbo Bucks game, turned out to be a $1 million winner.

"Before, I thought I'd be loud, jumping up and down," Zalyevskyy said of his previous expectations for winning the lottery.

He said the reality turned out to be the opposite.

"I could not speak," he said. "I walked, slowly and quietly, to my truck because I didn't know what was going on."

Zalyevskyy said he plans to use his winnings to buy a house.

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Linda Kennedy
10-26

As a disabled, and retired OTR Driver with my husband who has now passed away. I sincerely am so proud to see a Driver win a big one. Congratulations Sir,and Best Wishes!

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Tammy Stewart
10-27

My dad was a full time truck driver and he absolutely loved it!! He played some scratch offs but always played the pick 3 & the pick 4 he won when I was 8 years old, we had the BEST Christmas that year. All of us kids got at least one big toy that we were wanting. I got my cricket doll that year!! To this day I have no clue exactly how much he won but it doesn't matter bc he made sure we had the best Christmas ever!! We didn't grow up w money so that year was super special to us!!

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bill chill
10-27

im a new driver and he deserves it☺💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿. we help alot of people

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