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March 17, 2023

Alexander Woman Wins $1 Million Lottery Prize

Little Rock, Ark.

An Alexander woman says she is still trying to process the reality of winning $1 million on an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) scratch-off ticket. The winner, who elected to remain anonymous, claimed her prize yesterday at the ASL Claim Center in Little Rock.

The Arkansan won the last top prize from the $20 $1,000,000 Riches scratch-off ticket. She purchased the winning ticket from Vimy Food Mart, 12024 Vimy Ridge Road in Alexander. 

Retailers receive a 1 percent commission from the sale of winning lottery products. Vimy Food Mart will receive a $10,000 commission check for selling the winning ticket.

“I’m rich,” was the player’s first thought when she realized she had a winning ticket. “I first told my mother about the win.” 

The winner said she plays the lottery regularly. She is the 94th person that has won a lottery prize worth $1 million or more in Arkansas since 2009. With her winnings, she plans to pay bills and purchase a house.

The Natural State Jackpot for tonight’s drawing stands at $120,000. The Mega Millions® jackpot also for tonight is up to $254 million. Saturday night’s Powerball® jackpot has increased to $78 million, and the LOTTO jackpot – that is still waiting on its first jackpot winner – has climbed to $1.889 million. 

To purchase a ticket, visit a local lottery retailer and ask for a computer-generated Quick Pick or choose your own lucky numbers. For more information on game odds and how to play, visit

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 $1.2 billion in proceeds for scholarships. More than 675,000 college scholarships have been awarded to Arkansans. The lottery has awarded more than $4.5 billion in prizes to players, about $375 million in retailer commissions, and provided more than $163 million in state and federal tax revenue.

Follow the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Visit for more information on scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions – and to join The Club for free. To hear winning numbers, call the Winning Numbers Hotline at 501-682-IWON (4966). To get help with problem gambling, contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.