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Million dollar lottery ticket awarded to original buyer

After a 10 month long legal battle, a Searcy judge has awarded a one million dollar lottery ticket to the woman who originally purchased it.
SEARCY, AR - After a 10 month long legal battle, a Searcy judge has awarded a one million dollar lottery ticket to the woman who is believed to have originally purchased it.

Sharon Duncan says she purchased the lottery ticket that Sharon Jones pulled from a trash bin at the Super 1 Stop in Beebe last July.

After a legal battle involving Super 1 Stop manager Lisa Petriches, store owner Louie Dajani, Jones, Duncan and the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, the million dollar prize money has been taken from Jones and awarded to Duncan.

"I'm glad it's over," Duncan said afterwards.  She told FOX16 News she doesn't know what she will do with the money.

William Jones, husband of Sharon Jones, told FOX16 News they will appeal the verdict.

"All it's been from the beginning is greed and extortion, that's all it's been," Jones says.  "They've put my wife through hell for ten months."

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