USA Lottery - News - Leap Day Lottery Surprise: Arkansas Man Wins $1 Million

Leap Day Lottery Surprise: Arkansas Man Wins $1 Million

by: Tim | March 6, 2024
Leap Day Lottery Surprise: Arkansas Man Wins $1 Million

In an extraordinary twist of fate, Randall Morgan, a resident of Colt, Arkansas, secured a $1 million prize from the Powerball® drawing held on February 21. The momentous claim was made at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Claim Center on the rare date of February 29.

The Lucky Purchase

Morgan’s life-changing ticket was bought at Flash Market #7025 located at 3400 N. Washington St. in Forrest City.

The Quick Pick method proved to be serendipitous for Morgan, as the machine selected the winning numbers 4, 27, 33, 41, and 42, with 14 as the Powerball number.

This routine stop at his preferred gas station for fuel and lottery tickets—usually favoring the 5-Buck Bundle—ended with the purchase of a singular, yet significant, Powerball ticket.

A Discovery by Chance

The win came as a complete surprise to Morgan when, on a subsequent visit to the gas station, he asked the clerk to check his old ticket. The clerk’s urging to head to Little Rock hinted at a win far beyond Morgan’s expectation—initially unknown to him was the exact prize amount, only that it exceeded $500.

Reaction to the Win

The realization of winning $1 million left Morgan astounded, humorously questioning his own health in the moment of disbelief. His previous highest win was a mere $2, making this jackpot particularly staggering. Only a select few know of Morgan’s fortune, including his skeptical oldest sister and her son, who joined him in celebrating at the claim center.

Despite the shock, Morgan is still undecided about the use of his winnings, while his sister has been inspired to try her luck with lottery tickets as well.

  • latest Powerball lottery result

    Latest Powerball result:
    Wednesday, Apr 10, 2024

    1. 06
    2. 07
    3. 12
    4. 24
    5. 36
    6. 15
    7. Power Play: x2

    Next draw
    Saturday, Apr 13, 2024

    Jackpot total

  • The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery

    Since its inception in 2009, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) has been a beacon of hope and opportunity selling over $7.2 billion in tickets.

    The ASL proudly contributes to the educational aspirations of Arkansas students, having allocated more than $1.3 billion in scholarships and awarding over 720,000 scholarships. With over $4.8 billion in prizes awarded to players, the lottery also benefits retailers with over $406 million in commissions and contributes more than $175 million in state and federal tax revenue.

    The ASL stands committed to its mission of creating winning moments, people, and futures through the power of lottery games.



    Lottery strategies for Pick 3, Pick 4, Mega Millions, Powerball and more!
    2024 lottery strategies guide