The player bought the winning MegaMillions ticket in Stuttgart Thursday morning at the All Stop Valero at 408 East 22nd Street, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery said in a statement.
Once the ticket is authenticated by the state lottery, it will be worth$177 million. Cash value of about $107 million before taxes. The retailer also gets a $50,000 selling bonus.
“This is a monumental day for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery,” said Lottery Director Bishop Woosley. “The player wins, but Arkansas wins, too. This will pay millions in state taxes, a big retailer commission, and this kind of attention helps promote our lottery’s mission, which is to provide scholarships for Arkansas students.”
This win puts the number of Arkansas Scholarship Lottery-made millionaires now at 55. The last million dollar prize won in the state was Dannie Mitchell of North Little Rock. He claimed $1 million from a $20 Arkansas Millions instant ticket. The second largest Arkansas Scholarship Lottery winner, from Conway, won $25 million playing Powerball in January of 2010.
Friday night’s winner will not be known until he or she comes forth to claim their prize.
Along with the grand prize winner, one ticket sold in New Jersey matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million.
The next MegaMillions jackpot on Friday will be worth $20 million.
Don’t lose hope guys, everything is possible in this game. That’s why we love it, right? Always look for the next lottery draw. There are lotteries worldwide, and companies that will help you enter those raffles from the comfort of you own couch. There is a solution for everything, just a matter of how hard you look for it.
Have a good weekend and good luck in the next draw!