Lakeview man wins $1 million after wife picks up lottery ticket

A Lakeview man is $1 million richer after his wife picked up a scratch-off ticket. The winner, selecting to remain anonymous under Arkansas law, claimed his prize Wednesday at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Claim Center in Little Rock after his wife purchased the ticket at the Michael Gas N Go on Arkansas Highway 5 North in Midway.

According to lottery officials, the ticket was $1,000,000 Riches, costing $20. The retailer will receive $10,000 in commission for selling the winning ticket.

The male told lottery officials, “My wife and I have a routine when playing the lottery – she buys the tickets, and then I scratch them to see if they’re winners. She’s really good with understanding the odds and how many top prizes are left on all the games.”

The winner plans to help his family and friends, retire early and enjoy a memorable vacation with his wife of more than 30 years. He is the 86th person that has won a lottery prize worth $1 million or more in Arkansas since 2009.

With his million-dollar win, two top prizes of $1 million remain in the $1,000,000 Riches game, and a $50,000 ticket is still in circulation.

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