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Arkansas Lottery claim center closed after possible exposure to COVID-19

Jul 6, 2020, 6:59 pm

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Players must temporarily mail prize claims greater than $500

By Kate Northrop

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery took immediate action today after a possible exposure to COVID-19 at their facilities. As of July 6, 2020, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has temporarily closed its claim center at 124 West Capitol Avenue in Little Rock to rectify the situation.

It is unclear how transmission of the virus may have occurred or who was potentially exposed.

"Out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily closing the Claim Center so it can be disinfected," ASL Director Bishop Woosley said in a press release.

The lottery also did not announce for how long the claim center would be closed. At this time, players looking to claim prizes greater than $500 must mail in their winning ticket. Otherwise, in-person claims will have to be put on hold until the claim center reopens.

Below are the instructions to claim a prize by mail, provided by the ASL:

  1. Sign the back of the winning ticket.
  2. Print and fill out a claim form that can be found at MyArkansasLottery.com under "Claim Prize."
  3. Make a copy of a photo identification card (driver's license, U.S. passport, passport issued by a foreign government, U.S. Armed Forces I.D., or U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services I.D.).
  4. Mail the signed ticket, completed claim form and copy of the I.D. to Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, P.O. Box 3838, Little Rock, AR 72203.

The ASL will mail players a check once the prize claim is verified. Players can continue to claim prizes of $500 or less at official lottery retailers.

"We apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause, but the health and well-being of our employees and players is of utmost importance," Woosley said. "We hope to re-open as soon as possible."

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Posted: July 6, 2020, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

Better safe than sorry!

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    Posted: July 7, 2020, 12:55 am - IP Logged

    What is COVID-19?

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      Posted: July 7, 2020, 2:03 am - IP Logged

      Players must temporarily mail prize claims greater than $500

      By Kate Northrop

      The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery took immediate action today after a possible exposure to COVID-19 at their facilities. As of July 6, 2020, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has temporarily closed its claim center at 124 West Capitol Avenue in Little Rock to rectify the situation.

      It is unclear how transmission of the virus may have occurred or who was potentially exposed.

      "Out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily closing the Claim Center so it can be disinfected," ASL Director Bishop Woosley said in a press release.

      The lottery also did not announce for how long the claim center would be closed. At this time, players looking to claim prizes greater than $500 must mail in their winning ticket. Otherwise, in-person claims will have to be put on hold until the claim center reopens.

      Below are the instructions to claim a prize by mail, provided by the ASL:

      1. Sign the back of the winning ticket.
      2. Print and fill out a claim form that can be found at MyArkansasLottery.com under "Claim Prize."
      3. Make a copy of a photo identification card (driver's license, U.S. passport, passport issued by a foreign government, U.S. Armed Forces I.D., or U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services I.D.).
      4. Mail the signed ticket, completed claim form and copy of the I.D. to Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, P.O. Box 3838, Little Rock, AR 72203.

      The ASL will mail players a check once the prize claim is verified. Players can continue to claim prizes of $500 or less at official lottery retailers.

      "We apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause, but the health and well-being of our employees and players is of utmost importance," Woosley said. "We hope to re-open as soon as possible."

      you know, these situations would be handled much better without the "plague panic". thanks.

      I know everything except tonight's winning LOTTO numbers LOL

        music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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        JWBlue,  COVID-19 is Corona Virus #19. It is the nineteenth Corona Virus discovered.

         

           Here in California after a win I will have to mail in copies of my Social Security Card, my Driver's License. The claim form and the winning ticket. I will find out about the W-2G form and the form for choosing the Cash Lump Sum or the Annuity. Jackpot Election Claim Form. Cash for me thank you!

         

          Both of the COVID-19 and the Bubonic Plague have been discovered in China. The Bubonic Plague or as known as The Black Death killed 50 million victims in the 14th Century A.D.

         This COVID-19 is forcing most of the World to quarantine the affected Nations. The EU has been through that experience and is opening up. 

         "We are all in this together!" 

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          Posted: July 7, 2020, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

          JWBlue,  COVID-19 is Corona Virus #19. It is the nineteenth Corona Virus discovered.

           

             Here in California after a win I will have to mail in copies of my Social Security Card, my Driver's License. The claim form and the winning ticket. I will find out about the W-2G form and the form for choosing the Cash Lump Sum or the Annuity. Jackpot Election Claim Form. Cash for me thank you!

           

            Both of the COVID-19 and the Bubonic Plague have been discovered in China. The Bubonic Plague or as known as The Black Death killed 50 million victims in the 14th Century A.D.

           This COVID-19 is forcing most of the World to quarantine the affected Nations. The EU has been through that experience and is opening up. 

          Don't forget music- the Spanish flu which ravaged the world also claimed Pres Woodrow Wilson as one of it's victims. Plus there is  " talk" that the pandemic originated in Kansas at a military base in 1918. Aah history, you gotta love it.

          Btw- when you win, Skip the photo shoot. I want to remember you as l " think" you look like. If you up there with a huge belt buckle, Freddy Krueger hat and cowboy boots, l will be extremely disappointed. Hide your mug with the check, please.Thanks in advance.

           * 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 7, 2020, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

            What is COVID-19?

            Green laughDid you just get back from outer space?

            Hi LP family, won't be posting for a couple days, Hurt my right arm.

              music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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              Posted: July 7, 2020, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

              The Spanish Flu hit both sides of WWI. Too many soldiers were sick so the War ended.

                I have outgrown cowboy boots. What does a Freddy Krueger hat look like? How about a Scream mask?

                In spite of the Press a Democrat will be the next President.

                Good Luck everybody!

               "We are all in this together!" 

                music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                Posted: July 8, 2020, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

                Green laughDid you just get back from outer space?

                "What is COVID-19?  No question is a dumb question except for the one not asked.

                  There are parts of the World where news is not timely. Those areas are being reduced daily. The internet has done wonders.Hurray!

                 "We are all in this together!" 

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                  Posted: July 11, 2020, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

                  "What is COVID-19?  No question is a dumb question except for the one not asked.

                    There are parts of the World where news is not timely. Those areas are being reduced daily. The internet has done wonders.Hurray!

                  Well music, that may be so. But with the pandemic being worldwide, it really is a stretch to ask " What is Covid-19." Now if someone out of the blues asked you, hey music " What is gonorrhea? " Your response could be " why do you ask?" Cool

                   * Voice of Reason *   

                   

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