Arkansas woman wins $2.3 million jackpot lottery
After going unclaimed for over a week, the $2,338,000 lottery jackpot was claimed by an anonymous Sebastian County woman.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Sebastian County woman has become the first-ever jackpot winner on the state’s newest lottery game, LOTTO. The winner, who elected to remain anonymous, claimed a $2.338 million prize.
The lottery was drawn on Saturday, April 29, but went unclaimed until May 8.
The Arkansan got the winning ticket by matching the six main numbers— 20, 12, 27, 10, 6, and 21.
Retailers receive a 1% commission from the sale of winning lottery products. Winners Corner, the retailer, will receive a $23,380 commission check for selling the winning ticket.
“I usually play Natural State Jackpot or Lucky for Life® but purchased the LOTTO ticket on a whim,” the winner told lottery officials. “The jackpot looked high, and since I've never played the game before, I decided to try that one.”
After the drawing, Jackpocket sent the winner a congratulatory email notifying her that she had scored the $2.338 million prize, but she did not discover she had won anything until she was called on the following Monday morning.
“I thought it was a spam call because it was from New York,” she said. “After listening to the voicemail, I called them back and was shocked when they said I was the jackpot winner. I first told my husband, but he didn’t believe me because we never win anything.”
The winner plans to take a family trip, purchase a new house, and buy her husband a new motorcycle with her winnings.
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