|Updated: 1/05/2012 7:02 pm
||Published: 1/05/2012 3:58 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery announced that a Cabot woman won $1 million playing a $20 Diamond Dazzler ticket.
Ruth Simcox bought the winning ticket at Exxon Travel Plaza #3950 in Cabot.
Simcox, who has been a nurse at Arkansas Children’s Hospital for more than 30 years, said she purchased the ticket Wednesday and put it in her purse. She didn’t learn she was a winner until she scratched the ticket off later in the day.
Simcox went home with $680,000, with 25% being withheld for federal taxes and 7% for state income taxes.
Simcox is the 12th Arkansas Lottery Millionaire since the first ticket was sold September 29, 2009