Natural State Jackpot Frequently Asked Questions
Playing Natural State Jackpot
Q: What is Natural State Jackpot?
A: Natural State Jackpot is a jackpot game exclusive to Arkansas. Jackpots start at $25,000 and increase by $5,000 every draw until it's won.
Q: Who can play?
A: Anyone 18 or older.
Q: When and where are NSJ drawings held?
A: NSJ drawings are held at 8 p.m. CST on Mondays through Saturdays in Little Rock.
Q: Can I enter non-winning NSJ tickets in Points for Prizes(tm)?
A: Winning and non-winning NSJ tickets are eligible for Points for Prizes(tm) (Just look for the Points for Prizes(tm) code box on the front of the ticket. However, only instant, or scratch-off, tickets are eligible for the Play It Again(tm) program.).
Q: Which has better odds - picking my own numbers or requesting a Quick Pick?
A: Whether you pick your own numbers or have the terminal randomly select numbers for you, the odds of winning are the same.
Q: How much do NSJ tickets cost?
A: NSJ tickets cost $1 per play.
Q: Can I purchase tickets in advance?
A: To play multiple upcoming draws, request from 2 to 20 multi-draws either on the playslip or through the retailer for $1 each. Multi draws will include the next upcoming draw and be consecutive from that draw. Draws cannot be skipped.
Q: How late can I purchase tickets on a draw night?
A: NSJ sales are suspended one minute prior to the nightly draw - at 7:59 p.m.
Q: Can a ticket be voided or canceled?
A: No. Once a ticket has been printed, it cannot be canceled.
Q: Can I buy tickets online or by mail?
A: No. NSJ tickets must be purchased from a licensed ASL retailer.
Prizes and Claims
Q: Do NSJ tickets expire?
A: Prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the draw date on which the prize was won.
Q: I lost my ticket. Can I claim a prize with a playslip or store receipt?
A: NSJ prizes can only be claimed with a ticket printed from the lottery terminal. Playslips or store receipts will not constitute proof of purchase. Lottery tickets are bearer instruments, meaning the person who presents the ticket for claim will be presumed to be the owner. Always sign the back of any lottery ticket immediately.
Q: What happens if more than one person wins the jackpot?
A: If there is more than one jackpot-winning ticket, the prize will be split equally between the jackpot-winning tickets.
Q: What happens if the jackpot is not claimed?
A: If the jackpot is not claimed within the time frame, the jackpot funds will be returned to the state.