It's lottery time in Tennessee

By Lesley Jenkins
Star staff

It's lottery time in Tennessee. Tickets officially went on sale at 12:01 a.m. and many convenience stores were prepared to sell tickets seconds after the midnight hour.
   Maupin's Exxon #2, 701 Broad St., and West Elk Citgo, 821 W. Elk Ave. on Monday afternoon were having computer trouble and were lacking the necessary password to go online. Managers of both locations said they expected to be online and ready to sell tickets by midnight.
   A few stations were waiting until 6 a.m. to sell their first tickets. Roadrunner Markets on 725 West G St. and 416 U.S. Highway 91 were waiting until normal opening hours on Tuesday to begin selling tickets.
   Fastbreak Exxon, 917 North State of Franklin Rd., in Johnson City will be giving away 1,000 free scratch and win tickets on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on a first come, first served basis as a sign of "customer appreciation," according to owner Joe Witt.
   Tickets are expected to go on sale for the $1 million lottery jackpot within 60 days. More than 3,000 convenience stores, gas stations, and other outlets have applied to sell lottery tickets, according to lottery officials.
   Locations selling scratch and win tickets are Appco Convenience Center #32, 348 Broad and Elm Streets; Appco Convenience Center #40, 321 U.S. Highway 19-E; Appco Convenience Center #24, 8166 U.S. Highway 19-E, Roan Mountain; Blue Circle Market, 101 Broad St.; Food City #631, 920 Broad St.; Lighthouse Tobacco & Mini Market, 1933 W. Elk Ave.; Quickstop Markets #20, 2405 W. Elk Ave.; Raceway Convenience Store, 704 Broad St.; Roadrunner Market #116, 725 West G St.; Roadrunner Market #141, 416 U.S. Highway 91; Sunoco, 525 U.S. Highway 91; Sunshine Market, 825 N. Lynn Ave.; Volunteer Mart, 1142 U.S. Highway 91; Weaver's Self-Service, 1582 Blue Springs Rd.; Winn-Dixie #2190, 151 Hudson St., and Winn-Dixie #2193, 1729 U.S. Highway 19-E.