by Max Brantley
He bought the ticket at the Dumas Mart on Highway 65. State and federal income taxes totaling about $320,000 are deducted first from $1 million winning tickets.
A weekly lottery player, Mr. Patton said he spent a sleepless night thinking about his prize after realizing he’d won a million dollars. He first told his son about the big win, and Mr. Patton said he is going to take care of his family with the prize.