Sherwood Man Wins $20,004 on Mega Millions; Several Lottery Jackpots Continue to Skyrocket
A lucky Sherwood man recently claimed a $20,004 Mega Millions® prize at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) Claim Center. Ken Hawk purchased the winning Quick Pick ticket at KSC Shell Inc., 6915 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, for the July 11 drawing.
Hawk was at home eating lasagna when he got the sudden urge to play the lottery Tuesday night.
“I ought to try my luck,” he thought while enjoying his dinner. “I went to the ATM to grab some cash and stopped at four locations to purchase a few tickets.”
The winning numbers for Tuesday night’s drawing were 10, 17, 33, 51, and 64. Hawk matched four white ball numbers and the Megaball® number 5. He doubled his prize to $20,000 since he purchased the $1 Megaplier® option. Hawk also won $4 on another Mega Millions ticket.
“I play the lottery occasionally,” he told lottery officials. “I enjoy playing for entertainment and appreciate how it has directly benefited my family – my son and daughter were scholarship recipients.”
Hawk first told his wife about his win and plans to put the lottery prize towards retirement.
The Natural State Jackpot is $310,000 for tonight. The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday nights drawing is $560 million. The LOTTO jackpot stands at $611,000 for Saturday night.
Also, for Saturday night, the Powerball® jackpot has grown to $875 million, making it the third largest Powerball jackpot, only behind the world record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot won last year and the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot won in 2016.
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 720,000 college scholarships have been awarded to Arkansans. The lottery has awarded more than $4.6 billion in prizes to players, about $386 million in retailer commissions, and provided more than $167 million in state and federal tax revenue.
Follow the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Visit MyArkansasLottery.com 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.