Baux­ite chief wins $50K lot­tery prize

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A Ben­ton man claimed a Powerball prize Mon­day worth $50,000 at the Arkansas Schol­ar­ship Lot­tery Claim Cen­ter.

James “Jamie” Bar­low III, chief for the Baux­ite Po­lice Depart­ment, pur­chased the ticket at Dip Food and Gas, lo­cated at 3821 Edi­son Ave. in Ben­ton, for the July 27 draw­ing.

The win­ning num­bers were 1, 19, 31, 48, 61 and the Powerball num­ber was 6.

Bar­low had four white ball num­bers, plus the Powerball num­ber. If he had paid an ad­di­tional dol­lar for the Power Play, he could have mul­ti­plied his $50,000 prize by two.

Bar­low dis­cov­ered that he was a win­ner Mon­day. He left the ticket in his pa­trol car and did not have a chance to check it un­til he went back to work.

“I was in to­tal shock when I found out that I won. I thought I was about to have a heart attack on the spot,” he said. “My friend was with me and joked that he was go­ing to sign his name on the back on my ticket, so I signed my name im­me­di­ately.”

Bar­low first told his par­ents about his win.

“My par­ents were thrilled. My dad won $50,000 about two years ago on Powerball. He picked his num­bers and could’ve won more if he paid for the Power Play,” Bar­low then laughs and says to lot­tery of­fi­cials, “We both should’ve added the Power Play!”

Bar­low plans to pay bills with his win­nings.

The Powerball jack­pot for today’s draw­ing is $88 mil­lion. Win­ning lot­tery num­bers are posted at Myarkansas­lot­tery.com.

Spe­cial to The Saline Courier

Baux­ite Po­lice Chief James “Jamie” Bar­low III proudly dis­plays a check noting his re­cent $50,000 lot­tery win­ning.

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