One Tennessee trucker may now have a soft spot for Arkansas thanks to a recent impulse purchase.
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery reports that Cody Wilson, a truck driver from Lexington, Tennessee., makes deliveries to Arkansas about once a week. His trip last week is one he's not likely to forget any time soon.
A statement from the lottery said Wilson occasionally buys lottery scratch-off tickets in Tennessee, but he normally doesn’t purchase them in Arkansas. However, he decided to buy a $10 Show Me ticket when he stopped at the Circle K in Lonoke, Arkansas to refuel recently.
While filling his tank, he scratched the ticket and learned he had won $200,000.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Wilson said. “I immediately called me wife.”
Wilson said he put his prize money in savings since he has three children ages 7, 5, and 1.