Arkansas nurse claims $1 million lottery prize - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Arkansas nurse claims $1 million lottery prize

(AP) - A Cabot woman has won $1 million on a $20 scratch-off ticket in the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

Officials say Ruth Simcox claimed her prize on Thursday.

Simcox purchased the winning ticket at an Exxon Travel Plaza on Arkansas Highway 5 on Wednesday. After 25% in federal taxes and 7% in state taxes were deducted, the veteran Arkansas Children's Hospital nurse took home $680,000.

She told lottery officials she has consulted with a financial adviser about how to handle her winnings.

Simcox is the 12th person to win $1 million in the Arkansas lottery since the first ticket was sold in September 2009.

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