$825 Million Powerball Jackpot Is Second Largest Ever, LOTTO Jackpot Goes Over Half a Million for Saturday’s Drawing
The Powerball® jackpot that has eluded players for nearly three months has grown to be the game’s second largest prize ever. After 36 drawings in a row with no grand prize winner, the jackpot now stands at an estimated $825 million ($410.2 million cash value) for the drawing on Saturday.
The jackpot ranks as the second largest in Powerball history, only behind the world-record $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot, and fifth largest in U.S. lottery history.
The jackpot for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery’s (ASL) newest game – LOTTO – now stands at $519,000 for tomorrow night’s drawing. LOTTO is only played and won in Arkansas, and ASL is still waiting on its first jackpot winner after the game launched Sept. 21.
Eric Hagler, ASL executive director, reminds players to check their tickets for one of the nine ways to win non-jackpot prizes. More than 2.1 million tickets won cash prizes totaling $21.1 million in Wednesday’ drawing, including six tickets that matched all five white balls to win $1 million.
Life-changing jackpots produce more than just lottery winners. Proceeds from draw game sales in Arkansas drive more money for scholarships.
Since 2009, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has raised more than $1.2 billion in scholarship proceeds and awarded more than 675,000 scholarships.
To purchase a ticket, visit a local lottery retailer or play on the Jackpocket app. Players can choose their own lucky numbers or buy a Quick Pick and let the computer randomly select numbers. Each play is $2 for either game.
When playing Powerball, a player can get the Power Play®, which multiplies any non-jackpot prizes won, with an additional $1.
Just last week a man from Vilonia won $150,000 playing Powerball. By purchasing the Power Play for the extra $1, he tripled his prize of $50,000 to win $150,000.
For more information on game odds and how to play, visit MyArkansasLottery.com.
About the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery
More than 92 cents of every dollar of ASL revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions and other expenses in Arkansas. Since 2009, the lottery has raised more than $1.2 billion in proceeds for scholarships. More than 675,000 college scholarships have been awarded to Arkansans. The lottery has awarded more than $4 billion in prizes to players, about $360 million in retailer commissions and provided more than $158 million in state and federal tax revenue.
Follow the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Visit MyArkansasLottery.com for more information on scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions – and to join The Club for free. To hear winning numbers, call the Winning Numbers Hotline at 501-682-IWON (4966). To get help with problem gambling, contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.