White Hall Man Wins $50,000 Powerball® Prize; Winning Perryville Lottery Ticket Waiting to be Claimed
A White Hall man is celebrating after a quick stop for cigarettes turned into a $50,000 Powerball® lottery prize. Gary Lackey claimed his winnings at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) Claim Center today.
He purchased the Quick Pick Powerball ticket at Paul’s Discount Tobacco, 5902 Dollarway in Pine Bluff, for last Saturday’s drawing. The winning numbers were 2, 12, 45, 61 and 64.
Lackey matched four white balls and the Powerball number 26 but could have doubled his prize to $100,000 if he had purchased the $1 Power Play® option.
“I play the lottery often and only won a couple of dollars so far,” said Lackey. “I checked the ticket on the scanner at Paul’s and was surprised when a smiley face appeared. So, I gave the ticket to the store clerk for her to check it at the register. I knew I had won big when all the bells and sirens started going off,” he chuckled.
Retailers receive a 1 percent commission from the sale of winning lottery products. Paul’s Discount Tobacco will receive a $500 commission check for selling the winning ticket.
Lackey first told his sister about his win. With his winnings, he plans to save, help his church, and give some to his other two siblings.
Someone is holding a Powerball ticket worth $150,000. The winning ticket was sold at Doublebee’s #134, 209 S. Fourche Ave. in Perryville, for the June 19 drawing. The winner has 180 days from the draw date to claim their prize.
The Powerball jackpot for tomorrow's night drawing is an estimated $400 million, a $207.1 million cash value.
To check winning numbers or get more information on game odds and how to play, 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 $384 million in retailer commissions, and provided more than $166 million in state and federal tax revenue.
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