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Arkansas woman claims $1 million second chance lottery prize

Jul 30, 2019, 7:48 am

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas woman is a millionaire after cashing in losing lottery tickets.

Misuzu Hughes of Jacksonville claimed $1 million in lottery prize money from Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's Play It Again, a game that offers players a second chance to win.

According to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, players enter non-winning tickets through the lottery's website. Prize winners are selected randomly from all eligible entries for each drawing quarterly.

Hughes realized she was a millionaire while she was at home with her family.

"I was in total disbelief when lottery officials called me this morning," said Hughes. 

"I told my husband, John, first. Because of the language barrier, my husband did most of the communicating," she said. 

For John, this day has been long-awaited. "She spends a lot of time entering all those stacks of losing tickets," he said.

The Arkansas Scholarship said that Hughes has no plans for her winnings.

"This still seems so unreal," she said.

Hughes is the 68th Arkansas lottery-made millionaire since 2009.

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5 comments. Last comment 2 years ago by CDanaT.
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United States
Member #163182
January 22, 2015
2762 Posts

Congratulations Misuzu.   Glad you wore sunglasses in an attempt to hide your identity.   Zabasearch might give your address since so much information was given.

    United States
    Member #163182
    January 22, 2015
    2762 Posts

    Hope she goes into hiding, zabasearch did give her address and phone #.   Hopefully she's smart enough to get rid of the phone #. 

      music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
      Fresno, California
      United States
      Member #157849
      August 2, 2014
      3959 Posts

      Congratulations to John & Misuzu Hughes!  $1 million before taxes. 

       I think they came out ahead. 

       Thanks for the zabasearch info. Bleudog101

       "We are all in this together!" 

        sully16's avatar - sharan
        United States
        Member #81738
        October 28, 2009
        92806 Posts

        Congrats to the happy , lucky family.

        Hello Friends. See Ya!

          CDanaT's avatar - Nolz june15.jpg
          Central TN
          United States
          Member #121187
          January 4, 2012
          5637 Posts

          Congrats to the Hughes Family. Great win !!!!

          Don't know why but her name reminds me of that commercial back in the 80's..." a guy at a car dealership looking at the manufacturer's name on a pickup truck and trying in vain to pronounce it. "Eezoozoo." "Eyesuezoo", then shakes his head in disgust. Finally a little Asian man walks up, pats him on the shoulder and says, "That's ok. I can't say Chevroret "

          Integrity: There is no substitute.

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