First LOTTO Drawing Happens Tomorrow
The first drawing of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery’s (ASL) new LOTTO game will be at 9 p.m. tomorrow night. The starting jackpot is $250,000. If no one wins the jackpot, it will increase for the drawing on Saturday based on sales of the game.
Eric Hagler, ASL executive director, said sales have surpassed expectations.
“We are pleased that our players have embraced this new draw game,” Hagler said. “It’s exciting to offer a game exclusive to Arkansas with a life-changing starting jackpot. And more sales means more money for scholarships.”
Hagler predicts that LOTTO will produce several millionaires each year.
LOTTO is only played and won in Arkansas. Drawings are held at 9 p.m. in Little Rock every Wednesday and Saturday. Each play costs $2. As with any lottery product, a player must be at least 18 years old to purchase a ticket.
The game differs from Powerball® and Mega Millions® in that it is exclusive to Arkansas, and it features a Bonus Number. A player picks six main numbers from 1 to 40 to play. Seven numbers are drawn. If the player matches the first six numbers drawn in any order, he wins the jackpot. Players who match the Bonus Number will increase any non-jackpot prizes.
When the jackpot is won by matching the first six numbers drawn, it is reset to $250,000 for the next drawing. The Bonus Number is drawn at the same time as the six main numbers from the same pool of 40 numbers. It gives players who have matched five, four or three of the six main numbers a chance to win an even better prize. For example, if a player matches five main numbers plus the Bonus Number, he wins $25,000.
Both winning and non-winning tickets are eligible to enter in The Club for Points for Prizes®.
For more information, go to MyArkansasLottery.com/LOTTO.
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 $1.1 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 $358 million in retailer commissions and provided more than $157 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.