LITTLE ROCK – The first drawing of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery’s (ASL) new LOTTO game was last night. No one won the $250,000 jackpot so for Saturday’s drawing the jackpot has increased to an estimated $280,000.
The winning numbers were 4, 13, 17, 18, 24 and 32 with the Bonus Number of 37. There were 2,727 winners of non-jackpot prizes ranging from $2 to $3,000.
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.
Eric Hagler, ASL executive director, said research indicated that Arkansas players wanted a game with higher starting jackpots that was exclusive to the state.
Hagler said it is projected that the game will produce several millionaires each year and will increase funding for scholarships since more money from draw game sales go to proceeds for the lottery’s beneficiary.
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.
Each drawing the jackpot is not won, the amount increases for the next one based on the sales of the game. 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, three or two 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 onFacebook, Twitter and Instagram. VisitMyArkansasLottery.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.