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June 09, 2022

Arkansas’ Natural State Jackpot Hits Record Total of $440,000


Arkansas’ only in-state draw game, The Natural State Jackpot (NSJ), has reached a new record of $440,000, making it the highest jackpot ever for the game. 

The previous record, a $430,000 jackpot, was hit on May 28, 2019. 

The NSJ launched in October 2012. Drawings are held at 8 p.m. in Little Rock Monday through Saturday. Each play is $1. Players can select five specific numbers between 1 and 39 or simply ask for a Quick Pick and let the computer select the numbers for them.

The NSJ jackpot starts at $50,000 and increases by $5,000 every draw until it hits $150,000. After that, it increases by $10,000 every draw until it is won.

“We at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery are excited that the Natural State Jackpot has set a new record this week,” said Eric Hagler, ASL executive director. “Because NSJ is only sold in Arkansas, it is an excellent opportunity for an Arkansan to win a substantial jackpot while contributing to scholarships.”

The Academic Challenge Scholarship deadline is July 1. To apply, go online to SAMS.ADHE.EDU and click on “Scholarships and Programs” under “Students.”

Visit a retailer near you to pick up an NSJ ticket.

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 $347 million in retailer commissions and provided more than $154 million in state and federal tax revenue.

Follow the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Visit 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.