Arkansans Win Big With Lottery Across State; Lottery Jackpots Continue to Grow
It’s only Tuesday, and Arkansans are starting the week right by claiming big prizes at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) Claim Center.
A Sebastian County woman became the first-ever jackpot winner on the state’s newest lottery game, LOTTO. The winner, who elected to remain anonymous, claimed her $2.338 million prize yesterday at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) Claim Center in Little Rock.
The Arkansan ordered the winning Quick Pick ticket on the Jackpocket mobile app for the April 29 drawing. She won by matching the six main numbers – 20, 12, 27, 10, 6 and 21.
Two Fairfield Bay players also claimed big prizes on May 8.
Terry Hatcher won $250,000 from ASL’s Play It Again® drawing. His name was randomly selected from eligible entries players submitted from non-winning instant scratch-off tickets. He first told his sister, Rhonda, about his win. Hatcher plans to pay bills and help his family with his winnings.
The next Play It Again drawing is anticipated for Aug. 15 for a $250,000 lottery prize. Players can see which games are included in this drawing by visiting the Drawings & Winners page on The Club website at TheClub.aslplayerservices.com/drawings.
DeAnna Lively purchased a winning Natural State Jackpot (NSJ) ticket at Resort Beer & Wine located at 15344 Highway 16 East in Fairfield Bay for the May 6 drawing and recently discovered she won $280,000.
The winning numbers for that night’s drawing were 29, 16, 37, 27 and 1. Lively, who almost gave up playing the lottery, purchased the ticket after her husband, Scot, motivated her to play. With their newfound wealth, the couple plans to finish construction on their new restaurant opening soon in Clinton.
So far this week, a Monticello player claimed a $100,000 lottery prize. Her win came from the $5 Multiplier Crossword scratch-off ticket. In addition, three Arkansans each won $10,000. A Benton player won on Mega Millions®, a Pine Bluff player on Cash 4, and another player from Pine Bluff won from the $10K Cash instant game.
“Research shows there’s a lottery prize winner every 1.3 seconds,” said Eric Hagler, executive director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. “Additionally, in buying these tickets, these players help make a difference forever in Arkansas education. Since 2009, more than 720,000 college scholarships have been awarded to Arkansans.”
Tonight, the Mega Millions® jackpot is a massive $83 million, the Natural State Jackpot is up to $55,000, and the LOTTO jackpot stands at $286,000. The Powerball® jackpot has surged to $109 million for Wednesday night’s drawing.
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery reminds players to play responsibly. For game odds and winning numbers, 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 720,000 college scholarships have been awarded to Arkansans. The lottery has awarded more than $4.5 billion in prizes to players, about $381 million in retailer commissions, and provided more than $165 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.