Conway man wins top prize on instant lottery ticket

Martin Reyes of Conway won the top prize of $200,000 on a $10 Big Money Game instant lottery ticket on Wednesday.

A Faulkner County man won the top prize on an instant lottery ticket on Wednesday.

Martin Reyes of Conway won $200,000 on a $10 Big Money Game, which is what is commonly referred to as a “scratch-off ticket” with prizes ranging from $10-$200,000.

The game was launched on Jan. 31, Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) officials said in a news release.

Reyes told ASL officials he plans to invest the prize money, according to the release. It also noted the first person Reyes told about the prize.

“He first told his fiancée about the win,” the release stated.

Reyes bought the ticket at Oak Street Quick Mart in Conway. The gas station will receive a 1 percent commission — $2,000 — for selling the winning ticket.

The news release did not include a photo of Reyes with his ASL check.

Lottery officials said since its inception in 2009, ASL has accounted for nearly $700 million for in-state college scholarships, awarded nearly $2 billion in prizes to players and more than $182 million in commissions to lottery retailers.

“More than 92 cents of every dollar of lottery revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions and other expenses in Arkansas,” ASL officials said.

For more information, visit myarkansaslottery.com.

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