Fisherman Makes Big Catch With $250K Win

LITTLE ROCK (News release) – Charles Geinosky moved from Illinois to Bull Shoals about a year ago to live his life-long dream of fishing every day. He hooked a really big catch over the weekend when he scratched a Big Money Multiplier instant ticket and won $250,000.

The winning ticket was purchased at OM Sales LLC in Bull Shoals.

“My heart stopped when I saw what I had won,” Geinosky said. 

He said he lives only a few blocks from Bull Shoals Lake. His son, daughter-in-law and their 11-month-old granddaughter recently moved to Bull Shoals as well “to get out of Chicago.” Geinosky is retired after working 41 years in the elevator business. He plans to start a college fund for his granddaughter with his winnings.

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More than 92 cents of every dollar of Lottery revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions and other expenses in the state. Since the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery began in 2009, the Lottery has provided more than $705 million for more than 275,000 scholarships to Arkansas students to 51 colleges, universities and technical schools in the state. It has provided more than $2.4 billion in prizes to players, and more than $205 million in commissions to Lottery retailers.
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