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De Queen woman claims $2 million

By Kevin McKinnon, 01/1/13 5:00 AM
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Sherry Miller and family members claim her $2 million Powerball winnings in Little Rock on Monday, December 31, 2012.

A De Queen woman is heading into the new year a lot richer as Sherry Miller stepped forward to collect her $2 million prize in the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Powerball drawing.

Miller claimed the prize Monday at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Claim Center in Little Rock. After $140,000 in state taxes and $250,000 in federal taxes, she took home $1,610,000.

Miller’s win is the result of $2 spent on a Powerball ticket at B & B Junction on Highway 71 North in Lockesburg. She correctly chose the five white-ball numbers on the ticket and paid $1 for the Powerplay, which doubled her $1 million winnings.

Miller, who was joined in Little Rock by family members as she accepted her check, says she wants to spend the money to purchase a home for her family and grandchildren.