LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A Stuttgart woman says she is still trying to process the reality of winning $1 million on an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) scratch-off ticket. Becky Elliott claimed her prize yesterday at the ASL Claim Center in Little Rock.
Elliott has been playing the lottery since start-up. Yesterday morning she purchased a couple of tickets at an Arkansas lottery retailer in Stuttgart and won $150. She then traveled to E-Z Mart, located at 2117 S. Main St. in Stuttgart, where she bought the winning $20 instant-ticket game, $1 Million Spectacular.
“I’m still tickled about my win. It’s so hard for me to keep calm,” Elliott laughed.
She wants to continue working even though she has brought home a life-changing lottery prize.
“I’ve been working for more than 32 years, and I’m really not the type to retire, but if I decide to, I would like to go to Heber Springs to get away from the mosquitos!”
Elliott plans to pay bills and help her children and grandchildren with her winnings. She is the 82nd person that has won a lottery prize worth $1 million or more in Arkansas since 2009.
Retailers receive a 1 percent commission from the sale of winning lottery products. E-Z Mart will receive $10,000 in commission for selling the $1 million winning ticket.
With Elliott’s million-dollar win, two top prizes left of $1 million remain on the $1 Million Spectacular game.
About the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery
More than 92 cents of every dollar of ASL revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions, and other expenses in Arkansas. Since 2009, the lottery has raised more than $1 billion in proceeds for scholarships. More than 650,000 college scholarships have been awarded to Arkansans. The lottery has awarded more than $3.6 billion in prizes to players, about $312 million in retailer commissions, and provided more than $144 million in state and federal tax revenue.
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