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Golden Ticket transforms man into instant millionaire

William Tinzie and his wife, Norma, with their Golden Ticket winnings. (Source: Arkansas Scholarship Lottery) William Tinzie and his wife, Norma, with their Golden Ticket winnings. (Source: Arkansas Scholarship Lottery)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a golden ticket meant a lifetime supply of chocolate.

But, a Region 8 man who found an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Golden Ticket won something even sweeter: $1 million.

On Monday, William Tinzie of Forrest City became the state’s latest millionaire.

Tinzie bought his winning $20 ticket at Jordan’s Kwik Stop #37, 1215 North Falls Blvd., in Wynne.

After realizing his Golden Ticket was a winner, he told his wife, Norma. She was by his side when he picked up his prize in Little Rock.

Tinzie told lottery officials he “plans to do something” with the money, he just did not say what.

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