The New Year is starting out great for two Arkansans who each claimed a $1 million prize from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) this week.
On Tuesday, Jan. 5, Robbye Smith from Berryville claimed her $1 million prize at the ASL Claim Center in Little Rock. She won the top prize from the Millionaires Club scratch-off ticket. Smith said she plans to purchase a new home with her winnings.
The winning ticket was sold at the Murphy USA, in Berryville. This retailer will receive $10,000 in commission for selling the winning ticket.
On Monday. Jan. 4, Denisho Howse from Sherwood claimed a $1 million Play It Again® Second-Chance drawing prize. He was randomly selected on Dec. 17. As a member of The Club, Howse won by entering his non-winning instant scratch-off tickets into The Club for Play It Again entries and player rewards.
Besides the two $1 million winners this week, two players claimed $50,000 prizes from the $50,000 Payout instant game.
Another player won $75,000 off a $3 Jumbo Bucks Bingo instant game, and a $20,000 prize was claimed from a $2 Cash Doubler scratch-off ticket. A woman from Ozark won the Arkansas Progressive Jackpot of $11,243.
The Mega Millions® jackpot for Friday tonight’s drawing has grown to $490 million. The Powerball jackpot for tonight’s drawing stands at $410 million. This is only the third time that both games have simultaneously had jackpots larger than $400 million.