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Couple win twice in lottery scratch-offs

Feb. 5, 2013 at 11:05 AM   |   Comments

STUTTGART, Ark., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- An Arkansas couple on a weekend fishing trip bought a pair of scratch-off lottery tickets that turned out to be worth $1 million and $50,000.

Stephen and Terri Weaver of Stuttgart said Stephen purchased a $1 Million Riches instant ticket at the T-Ricks convenience store in Pangburn while headed to Greers Ferry Lake with his wife, KAIT-TV, Jonesboro, reported Tuesday.

The couple stopped at the same store on their way home at the end of the weekend and Terri bought a Taxes Paid scratch-off ticket.

Stephen's ticket turned out to be a $1 million winner, while Terri's ticket was found to be worth $50,000.

The couple claimed their prizes Monday and told officials they plan to put the money toward retirement and investments, magnoliareporter.com, Magnolia, reported.

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