A central Arkansas man has claimed a lottery ticket that is worth $25,000 a year for the rest of his life, officials said Friday, but instead opted to take a $390,000 lump sum.
According to a news release, the $2 Lucky for Life ticket was purchased at the Flash Market at 26213 Interstate 30 in Bryant by Ronald Wallace.
The game involves several states and has drawings Mondays and Thursdays, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery said.
The winning numbers in Thursday's drawings were 9, 16, 17, 20, 23 and the Lucky Ball number was 3, the release states. The Bryant resident's ticket matched all five numbers but not the Lucky Ball, which would have netted him $7,000 a week for life.
A 62-year-old North Little Rock man won the $25,000-a-year prize in March but also selected the cash option of $390,000, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette previously reported.
Robert Norwood Jr. bought that winning ticket from the Phillips 66 at 11615 Cantrell Road in Little Rock.