From Press Release by Arkansas Scholarship Lottery
The New Year is starting out great for a Lakes Area Woman who claims a $1 million prize from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.
Last week, 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, 1000 W. Trimble in Berryville. This retailer will receive $10,000 in commission for selling the winning ticket.
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 billion in proceeds for scholarships. More than 600,000 college scholarships have been awarded to Arkansans. The lottery has awarded more than $3.4 billion in prizes to players, about $298 million in retailer commissions and provided more than $140 million in state and federal tax revenue.