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Arkansas man left trembling after winning $1 million lottery prize

Jun 30, 2020, 4:26 pm

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One top prize left in scratch-off game after El Dorado resident wins big

By Kate Northrop

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An El Dorado man has a huge reason to celebrate after becoming Arkansas' newest millionaire, thanks to a $20 scratch-off lottery game.

Last Friday, FredTavious Davis was out driving with his wife when they made a fateful stop for gas at the Mobile gas station on N. West Avenue in El Dorado. He decided to head into the convenience store on a whim to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket so he could scratch it off while pumping gas.

He was not prepared for what he was about to see.

Davis ended up winning one of the four top prizes in the Millionaire's Club instant-ticket game.

"I've been playing the lottery every day for a very long time. I've only won about $500, so I couldn't believe it when I saw that I won $1 million," he explained. "I started sweating, and my knees were trembling. It's a feeling that you just can't shake off!"

Somehow, Davis was able to conceal his excitement — and the good news — from his wife, Janice, for just a little bit. He waited to say anything until they got back on the road.

"I tapped her on the shoulder and told her about the win," he recalled. "She didn't believe me at first and had to look at the ticket about 20 times before she believed I wasn't joking."

When asked about how he intends to use his earnings, Davis said that he plans on buying a new car for his mother and investing the rest. He also credits his brother, Deveckio, for encouraging him to play the lottery and plans on helping him out as well.

"Honestly, there were times when I wanted to give up playing the lottery because I would never hit big," Davis admitted. "He would always remind me that I have to play to win!"

The lucky player claimed his winnings yesterday at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Claim Center in Little Rock. There is only one more $1 million top prize left to claim in the Millionaire's Club scratch-off game.

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music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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Posted: June 30, 2020, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

PartyCongratulations to Mr. Davis!!  Patience can be a virtue. He appears to be a generous person.

When will COVID-19 be finished?  A vaccine may protect all of us.

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    Simpsonville
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    Posted: June 30, 2020, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

    Another feel good story.   These types, buying on a whim are my all time favorites.    Right place, right time or just plain out feeling to buy the winning ticket!

     

    Congratulations and many happy returns.

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      Chasing $ Millions.
      White Shores- California
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      Posted: June 30, 2020, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

      Party to Fred Davis.

       

      However, in this neck of the woods, a $20 scratcher will reel in more, a lot more. Take a gander at this..

      $5 mil extravaganza- Top Prize-$5 mil.

      $5 million dollar Power Payday- $5 mil.

      2020- Top Prize- $5 mil.

      Big Money- Top prize: $5 mil.

      Golden State Riches-Top prize: $5 mil.

      Instant Prize Crossword- Top prize:$2 mil.

      Monopoly- Top prize: $5 mil.

       

      * l also like the idea that you can check online, as to how many Top prizes are still available.

       * Voice of Reason *   

       

      People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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        Cypress
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        Posted: July 1, 2020, 11:18 am - IP Logged

        GrrrrrreaT!

        Numbers 6:24,  Numbers 6:25,  Numbers 6:26,

        Retirement #3995 Lurking

        T.Y.J. All Day!!!

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          Simpsonville
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          Posted: July 1, 2020, 11:23 am - IP Logged

          Party to Fred Davis.

           

          However, in this neck of the woods, a $20 scratcher will reel in more, a lot more. Take a gander at this..

          $5 mil extravaganza- Top Prize-$5 mil.

          $5 million dollar Power Payday- $5 mil.

          2020- Top Prize- $5 mil.

          Big Money- Top prize: $5 mil.

          Golden State Riches-Top prize: $5 mil.

          Instant Prize Crossword- Top prize:$2 mil.

          Monopoly- Top prize: $5 mil.

           

          * l also like the idea that you can check online, as to how many Top prizes are still available.

          I checked on your CA website and like KY and other states it does say top prizes still available.   However in KY, not sure about CA, when you pull up an individual game you should see the bold print on the bottom.   Says even if top prizes are won, tickets may still be sold.   Does CA say that too?   Now I could swear that Virginia used to pull lottery games when the top prizes were won.  I feel that's the way it should be; gives players false hope if they don't look up their respective games thinking they might still win the big one!

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            Chasing $ Millions.
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            Posted: July 1, 2020, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

            I checked on your CA website and like KY and other states it does say top prizes still available.   However in KY, not sure about CA, when you pull up an individual game you should see the bold print on the bottom.   Says even if top prizes are won, tickets may still be sold.   Does CA say that too?   Now I could swear that Virginia used to pull lottery games when the top prizes were won.  I feel that's the way it should be; gives players false hope if they don't look up their respective games thinking they might still win the big one!

            Good question Jeff. First off,  l do not play scratchers bud. The only reason l went to the site was to check out how much CA pays out on a Top prize costing $20.

            Second: Before the scroll down of the games  Jeff, there is an update in real time, when l checked last night- it read 6-30-20, meaning if you went to the store the next day, you at least knew that there were "X" amount of top prizes left. No guessing required, so it is important to check the site on a daily basis if you paying top dollar for scrachers- l would.

             * Voice of Reason *   

             

            People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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              Posted: July 1, 2020, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

              No pick 3 straight numbers in Illinois lottery in almost a year(11 months). This is very strange.

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                Posted: July 6, 2020, 5:43 am - IP Logged

                No pick 3 straight numbers in Illinois lottery in almost a year(11 months). This is very strange.

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