Washington, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

         Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 4, 2002

                           Dollar General Corporation
               (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

         Tennessee                      001-11421               61-0502302

(State or Other Jurisdiction of  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation)                                               Identification No.)

                                100 Mission Ridge
                         Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072
               (Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (615) 855-4000

          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


On May 30,  2002,  Dollar  General  Corporation  (the  "Company")  issued a news
release and held a  conference  call with  respect to its earnings for the first
quarter of fiscal year 2002,  ending May 3, 2002. The Company is filing this 8-K
pursuant to the  Securities and Exchange  Commission's  Regulation FD. A copy of
the news release is attached  hereto and is incorporated by reference as Exhibit
99.1.  A  copy  of  the  conference  call  script  is  attached  hereto  and  is
incorporated by reference as Exhibit 99.2.


Pursuant  to the  requirements  of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of  1934,  the
Registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                                 Dollar General Corporation

June 4, 2002                                     By: /s/ Renee M.H. Yuen
                                                     Renee M.H. Yuen
                                                     Assistant Secretary

Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.            Item
99.1                   News release of May 30, 2002
99.2                   Conference call script of May 30, 2002