Three Arkansans recently claimed big prizes in the state lottery, officials said.
Floyd Owens won $500,000 off a $20 200X the Money ticket he bought from Dugger’s Food Mart, 2195 N. Central Ave. in Batesville, according to an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Facebook post.
The Batesville resident told lottery officials that he hardly ever plays $20 scratch-off games but he saw the ticket in the store's No. 2 bin and decided to play because two is his lucky number.
In a separate Monday post, officials wrote that Kaitlyn Campbell of Cabot won $100,000 off a $5 50X the Money ticket. She reportedly bought the winning ticket two days after her 18th birthday at Kum & Go, 1303 S. Pine St. in Cabot, and plans to save the money for college.
And Friday, Bertha Dimsdle claimed a $140,000 prize in the state lottery’s Natural State Jackpot game, officials said.
The West Fork resident redeemed the winning ticket from Wednesday's drawing at the agency's headquarters in Little Rock, the lottery wrote on social media. The winning numbers were 2, 5, 6, 7 and 32.
Dimsdle reportedly bought the ticket at Tobo’s 66 gas station, 1200 W. Wilson St. in Fayetteville.