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July 09, 2024

North Little Rock Woman Wins $75,000 with $3 Ticket


A lucky Arkansas lottery player won a big prize ahead of last week’s July Fourth festivities.

North Little Rock resident Tanaya K. recently won $75,000 with the $3 Xtreme Crossword instant game. She claimed her prize at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Claim Center on July 5.

The winning ticket was sold at Circle K #320 on 1604 Pike Ave. in North Little Rock.

Tanaya, who only plays lottery games on her days off, bought an instant ticket after seeing her dad win a few small prizes. Taking advantage of the shorter workday on July 3, she purchased the winning Xtreme Crossword ticket and scratched it off at home.

Fortunately for Tanaya, her ticket held the 11 words needed to win the $75,000 top prize.

“It’s not real,” the winner thought.

Excited, the North Little Rock woman shared the news with her dad. The man, a more frequent lottery player, almost couldn’t believe her luck.

“I’m the one who likes to play; she plays once, and she wins this big prize!” he shared with lottery officials.

Wanting to make sure they were correct, the pair checked over the ticket six times; Tanaya’s father even marked the words down in a notebook as she called them out, just to be safe. With her win confirmed, Tanaya eagerly waited until the claim center reopened after the holidays to claim her prize.

Tanaya plans to use her winnings to purchase a new vehicle for herself, a few necessities for her kids and a gift for her father.

Two $75,000 top prizes remain on the Xtreme Crossword instant game.

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About the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) creates winning people, winning futures, and winning moments. Since 2009, the ASL has sold over $7.4 billion and returned more than $1.4 billion for scholarships to benefit Arkansas students. More than 770,000 college scholarships distributed by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education have been awarded to Arkansans. The lottery has awarded more than $5 billion in prizes to players, more than $418 million in retailer commissions, and provided more than $176 million in state and federal tax revenue.

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