Dollar General Corporation
Jan 27, 2005

Raceland, LA Homemaker Drive Off a Winner at Dollar General Leslie Parrish Wins New Mustang Convertible GT

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., January 27, 2005 - Leslie Parrish, a homemaker and mother of four from Raceland, Louisiana, has never won anything in her life, let alone a new car.

That all changes today when she drives home a brand new Mustang Convertible GT off the parking lot of Dollar General.

"I've filled out a sweepstakes entry form here and there, but I've never won anything like this!" exclaimed Leslie, a frequent shopper of the Dollar General store on Highway 1 in Raceland. "I was shocked. Honestly, I didn't believe it until I got the papers."

Leslie's odds were literally one in millions as her name was randomly selected from more than 214 million entries received during the "Drive Off a Winner" promotion sponsored jointly by Dollar General and Clorox. The promotion that ran from May through November also awarded trips for two to the Daytona 500 race and $25 Dollar General gift certificates.

"We're so pleased that a Raceland shopper won the grand prize," said Fianu Gbedema, Dollar General's regional manager who oversees the Raceland store. "Dollar General is all about delivering convenience, and this prize is a gift of convenience for Leslie. This car will give her a lot more flexibility in running errands and doing shopping when her husband drives the family's only other car to work."

About Dollar General Dollar General is a Fortune 500® discount retailer with 7,321 neighborhood stores as of December 31, 2004. Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by offering consumable basic items that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids and cleaning supplies, as well as a selection of basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices. The Company store support center is located in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Dollar General's Web site can be reached at www.dollargeneral.com.

Contact: Tawn Earnest
(615) 855-5209
tearnest@dollargeneral.com