Jackson Man Becomes Instant Millionaire

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(Nashville) A Jackson, Tennessee man became an instant millionaire after buying a scratch off lottery ticket.

Thomas Ridenhour claimed his prize Tuesday in Nashville.

He purchased a “Millionaire Jumbo Bucks” instant ticket and won the top prize of one million dollars.

Ridenhour works at the Loews store in Jackson.

Three years ago he lost one of his legs after he was bitten by a spider.

He says the winnings will help provide some financial relief.

Ridenhour is the 100th person in Tennessee to win more than one million dollars in the lottery.