Lavaca Man Claims $100,000 Prize on His Birthday, Lottery Jackpots Continue to Grow
A Powerball® ticket has turned into a $100,000 birthday gift for a Sebastian County man. Randall Overbey claimed his prize yesterday at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) Claim Center.
He purchased the Quick Pick winning ticket at Casey’s General Store, 601 W. Main St. in Lavaca. The winning numbers for the Jan. 2 draw were 7, 9, 12, 31, and 62.
Overbey matched four white balls and the Powerball number 22. However, because he purchased the $1 Power Play® option, which was 2 for that drawing, he doubled his prize to $100,000.
“I was at work when I checked my ticket, so my boss was the first to find out about my win. We compared the winning numbers on the lottery’s website to my ticket. After confirming that I won, he asked if I was planning to go home for the day,” Overbey chuckled.
“I didn’t go home, and although the year just started, I decided to take off today to claim my prize,” he smiled.
Overby plans to go on vacation with his wife, Brigitta, with his winnings.
“This will definitely be a birthday I will never forget!” he said.
Overbey stated he plays Powerball at least three times a week and has been purchasing many Mega Millions® tickets due to its growing jackpot.
The Mega Millions jackpot for tonight’s drawing is a massive $940 million. It is the fourth-highest Mega Millions jackpot to date. The Powerball drawing for Saturday night is $325 million. Arkansas’s newest lottery game, LOTTO – only played and won in Arkansas, has yet to be hit. The jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing is up to $1.127 million.
Through Feb. 28, ASL is offering the 5-Buck Bundle special promotion. For just $5, players will receive a $3 Powerball with Power Play, a $2 LOTTO ticket, and a free $1 Natural State Jackpot ticket. The 5-Buck Bundle is eligible with Quick Picks only.
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery reminds players to play responsibly. For game odds and winning numbers visit MyArkansasLottery.com.
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 billion in prizes to players, about $366 million in retailer commissions, and provided more than $159 million in state and federal tax revenue.
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