Steve Martin and Rebecca Butler

October 12, 2013


Dyersburg Friends Collect 1st HOT LOTTO Jackpot Prize of $2.2 Million Long-time co-workers thrilled with win

Two friends from Dyersburg arrived at the Tennessee Lottery's Nashville headquarters on Thursday hesitant and uncertain, but left with a jaunty skip in their step—and a check for $2.2 million. The longtime co-workers won the hefty all-cash prize playing one of the Lottery's newest games, Hot Lotto, making them the first Tennessee jackpot winners of the multi-state game.

Steve Martin, 59, and Rebecca Butler, 48, said they were extremely excited, but also a bit nervous and wanted to remain "as low-key as possible" about the big news. The lucky ticket was purchased at "All in One", 810 Highway 51 Bypass W. in Dyersburg. That store will receive $5,000 for selling the winning ticket.

Hot Lotto is a popular multi-jurisdictional drawing-style game launched in Tennessee on May 12 and features all cash (not annuitized) jackpots starting at $1 million. Unique to other Lottery prizes, the withholding taxes on a Hot Lotto jackpot are paid.