Tennessee trucker $200,000 richer thanks to Arkansas lottery

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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.