Alan Whysong wins Dollar General's Country Million Sweepstakes
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Retired steel worker and lifelong resident of Johnstown, Pa., Alan
Whysong, awakes to a new life as the winner of Dollar General's "Country
"It's just overwhelming," said Whysong. "You go to bed one night with no
money and wake up the next morning with more than you ever imagined.
It's hard to grasp."
As the sweepstake's grand prize winner, Dollar General (NYSE: DG)
awarded Whysong $1 million as well as a trip to Nashville to meet
Grammy® award-winning country superstar Gretchen Wilson at the Grand Ole
The husband, father and grandfather shops regularly at the Dollar
General store located at 1515 Shoemaker Street in Nanty Glo, Pa., where
he made the winning purchase.
"I buy all my groceries, paper and cleaning products at Dollar General,"
said Whysong, who shops at the store once or twice a week. "We love
shopping there around the holidays and especially Christmas when we can
always find great toys for the grandkids."
"I remember the store manager encouraging everyone at check out to call
in and register with a special number on the store receipt," said
Whysong. "I don't usually have much luck with these things so I made the
call and forgot about it."
Realizing his luck has changed for the better, Whysong plans to use some
of his winnings to pay off the mortgage on his home, save for the future
and do some traveling with his wife Susan.
Whysong is retired after 20 years of service building railroad cars and
recently started working part-time as a security guard.
Country music star Gretchen Wilson helped Dollar General promote the
sweepstakes, which kicked off in Dollar General stores Oct. 3 and ran
through Dec. 15, 2010. Through the "Country Million" sweepstakes, Dollar
General awarded more than 5,500 prizes. Other prizes awarded through the
sweepstakes include cash, Gretchen Wilson CDs and Dollar General gift
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for
more than 70 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money.
Every day!(R) by offering products that are frequently used and
replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning
supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday
prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 9,200 stores
in 35 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer
in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General
sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter
& Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco,
Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.
Dollar General Corporation
Tawn Earnest, 615-855-5209
Source: Dollar General Corporation
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