Winner claims $1M lottery prize after purchasing ticket at Nashville store

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The winner of a $1 million lottery ticket purchased in Davidson County has come forward to claim his prize.

Charles Crim purchased the winning ticket at the Discount Tobacco Shoppe at 3237 Gallatin Pike in the Inglewood neighborhood of east Nashville.

His ticket matched five of the six numbers from Wednesday’s drawing.

News 2 spoke to the owners of the market who said they were notified by lottery officials on Thursday morning that their store had sold a winning ticket.

The store will receive $5,000 for selling the winning ticket.

Customer Albert Tarantola said he typically buys lottery tickets every Wednesday, “I skipped yesterday. It was my 20th anniversary and my wife and I went somewhere else and I had other things on my mind.”

Another customer, Tammie Holt, said she “definitely” regrets not buying a ticket, but is still glad someone won.

“Right now everybody is so happy, so surprised because somebody won here,” she said.

Crim has declined any additional publicity and has not returned any media requests.

No additional information about the winner is available until the prize is claimed.

Wednesday’s winning numbers were: 12, 31, 43, 44, 57 with a Powerball of 11.

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