LITTTLE ROCK— Thomas Clark of Doddridge, Ark. became the first $100,000 top prize winner in the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery’s $100,000 Bonus Play, a $5 instant game that launched April 5.
In his winner’s statement, Clark said he first told his wife Linda about the win, and that he planned to get out of debt with the prize. The winning ticket was sold at EZ Mart, 2910 East St., in Texarkana, which will receive a 1 percent commission on the ticket sale.
An estimated $4,875,238 in prizes remains on this game, including three $100,000 top prizes, with a prize range of $5 to $100,000.
Since Lottery sales started in Arkansas in 2009, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has provided more than $573 million for in-state college scholarships to Arkansas students, while players have won nearly $2 billion in prizes — and Lottery retailers have earned more than $162 million in commissions. More than 92 cents of every dollar of Lottery revenue goes to prizes, scholarships and retailer commissions in the state.