Conway Woman Wins $1 Million in Play It Again Drawing, Lottery Jackpots Continue to Soar
When a Faulkner County woman received a certified letter yesterday explaining that she had won $1 million in the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery’s (ASL) Play It Again® drawing, she instantly thought it was a scam.
“I told my friend that it wasn’t anything and just to drop it on the floor,” she said. “He decided to open the letter anyway and said I had won something. I grabbed it from him immediately and called the number in the letter to see if it was legit.”
The winner, who elected to remain anonymous, claimed her prize today at the ASL Claim Center in Little Rock. The claimant’s name was randomly selected from all the eligible entries players had submitted from non-winning instant scratch-off tickets.
“Recently, I was praying and asked, ‘Lord, how I’m going to pay my bills next month,’ the winner told lottery officials. “He blessed me, and now I can repair my mobile home, invest, and donate to diabetes and heart failure research with my winnings.”
The Club has more than 301,500 registered members. It is free to sign up by visiting MyArkansasLottery.com and clicking on “The Club.” Players can enter eligible non-winning instant scratch-off tickets to earn Points for Prizes® points and enter the Play It Again drawings. Players can also enter eligible winning and non-winning terminal-generated tickets for Points for Prizes points.
The next Play It Again drawing is anticipated for April 24 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.
In other lottery drawings, the Mega Millions® jackpot for tonight’s drawing is a massive $1.35 billion. It is the second-highest Mega Millions jackpot to date. The Powerball® drawing for Saturday night is $404 million. Arkansas’s newest lottery game, LOTTO – only played and won in Arkansas has yet to be hit. The jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing is up to $1.215 million.
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 675,000 college scholarships have been awarded to Arkansans. The lottery has awarded more than $4 billion in prizes to players, about $369 million in retailer commissions, and provided more than $160 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.