Tiffanie Perry of Camden, a non-traditional student at South Arkansas Community College, was among the first-day buyers of tickets in the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery on Monday.
Perry bought two tickets at Missile Mart at the corner of West Avenue and 10th Street here, one of them for herself and one on behalf of SouthArk president Dr. Barbara Jones. The convenience store is one of many outlets that sell the tickets.
Proceeds from the state lottery go to support scholarships to Arkansas students in state colleges and universities.
Perry’s ticket broke even; she spent $5 and won $5 back, which she cashed immediately. Jones’ ticket did not win money back…at least not directly, she said.
“Each ticket sold in the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery supports higher-education objectives for students across our state...some of whom are right here in our area,” South Arkansas Community College president Dr. Jones said on Monday. “And truly, all of Arkansas’ citizens benefit when the shared goal is to improve education.”
Non-traditional students like Perry, as well as traditional students, stand to gain from the scholarship lottery.
PHOTO: SouthArk student Tiffanie Perry scratches off spaces on a lottery ticked for SouthArk president Dr. Barbara Jones on Monday