An El Dorado man won $1 million in the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery after playing a $20 instant-ticket game, Millionaires Club.
FredTavious Davis claimed the prize after buying a lotto ticket at Mobile on 1419 N. West Avenue in El Dorado last Friday.
“I’ve been playing the lottery every day for a very long time,” Davis said. “I’ve only won about $500, so I couldn’t believe it when I saw that I won $1 million. I started sweating, and my knees were trembling. It’s a feeling that you just can’t shake off!”
Davis waited until he was done pumping gas and then told his wife while they were driving the life-changing news.
“I tapped her on the shoulder and told her about the win,” Davis said. “She didn’t believe me at first and had to look at the ticket about 20 times before she believed I wasn’t joking.”
Davis says he plans to purchase a car for his mother and invest his winnings. Davis also plans to help out his brother, Deveckio, who encouraged him to keep playing the lottery.
“Honestly, there were times when I wanted to give up playing the lottery because I would never hit big,” he said. “He would always remind me that I have to play to win!”
The state lottery says that Davis is the 72nd person to win a prize of $1 million or more in Arkansas since 2009.