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): July 11, 2002

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

         Tennessee                      001-11421                61-0502302
(State or Other Jurisdiction     (Commission File Number)    (I.R.S. Employer
 of 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 July 11, 2002,  Dollar  General  Corporation  (the  "Company")  issued a news
release with respect to June sales results for the five-week  period ending July
5, 2002, and to the July sales outlook.  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.


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

July 11, 2002                                         By: /s/ Renee M.H. Yuen
                                                          Renee M.H. Yuen
                                                          Assistant Secretary

Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.         Item

99.1                News release of July 11, 2002