James DeCorte of Greenbrier received an early Christmas gift Monday when he walked away from the Double Bees #123 in Greenbrier with a $250,000 scratch off ticket from the Arkansas Lottery.

"He went out to his vehicle, came back in and asked, ‘am I reading this right,’ so I ran it through the machine, and it sure was," said Julie Salmon, store manager of the Double Bees who sold Decorte the ticket.

DeCorte won the grand prize of $250,000 on a Money Money Money scratch off ticket from the Arkansas Lottery.

Salmon said she’s hoping the winning ticket will increase lottery ticket sales at her store this evening.

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