Little Rock Woman Claims $500,000 Lottery Prize
Little Rock resident Lucille Robinson recently won $500,000 on the $20 200X instant game ticket. She claimed her prize at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) Claim Center on Dec. 27.
The winning ticket was sold at the 12th Street Market at 4511 W 12th St. in Little Rock.
Lucille purchased the ticket on a whim while visiting the gas station with her son, Dewayne Johnson.
“She wanted to spend $20 today,” Dewayne shared with lottery officials.
Although she plays two to three times a week, Lucille does not have a favorite lottery game. Instead, she chooses her tickets based on their color and aesthetic appeal. For this round, she selected a single 200X instant game ticket; Dewayne made the final purchase.
Eager, Lucille scratched her ticket before she and her son left the gas station. Then, she passed the ticket along to Dewayne to confirm if she was a winner.
“Mama, you just won half a million dollars,” Dewayne said.
Excited, the woman said she immediately “thanked God” and shared the news with her granddaughter and another son. The quartet later made their way to the ASL Claim Center.
“We’re just always hoping for a blessing,” Lucille said of her win.
Lucille wants to be responsible with her prize, designating some for bills and other expenses and saving the rest for a rainy day. She would also like to improve her family’s lifestyle.
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery reminds players to play responsibly. For more information on game odds and how to play, visit MyArkansasLottery.com.
About the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery creates winning people, winning futures, and winning moments. Since 2009, the lottery has raised more than $1.3 billion in proceeds for scholarships. More than 720,000 college scholarships have been awarded to Arkansans. The lottery has awarded more than $4.8 billion in prizes to players, more than $401 million in retailer commissions, and provided more than $172 million in state and federal tax revenue.
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Lucille Robinson is pictured with Dewayne Johnson, son; Shacara Jones, granddaughter; and Michael Hatton, son.