LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A local woman who won a big prize from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) says she will be using the money to help hurricane victims in the Caribbean.
On Tuesday, Maritza Codero Figueroa of Little Rock claimed a $100,000 prize won on a $5 Platinum 7s instant ticket purchased at Murphy Express, 12600 Chenal Parkway. She told ASL officials she plans to go to Puerto Rico to help family members affected by Hurricane Maria's destruction.
Three other lottery winners claimed big prizes on Tuesday. Charles Wells of Atkins won $50,000 on a $2 Powerball® quick pick. He had four of the five numbers plus the Powerball®.
Abdoulie Krubally of Little Rock won the top prize on a $50K Cash instant ticket. He bought his ticket at the Sunrise Food Mart, 721 E. 9th St. in Little Rock.
Mark Tabor of Jacksonville won $25,000 on a Mega Millions® quick pick. He had four out of the five numbers plus the Megaball® number and the Megaplier.
Each of the retailers who sold these winning tickets will receive a 1% commission check.
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said the state’s lottery produces a winner every 1.4 seconds or 64,000 per day which averages out to two million per month. Fifty-seven lottery players in Arkansas have won at least $1 million since the lottery began in 2009.