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March 22, 2023

Fairfield Bay Man Wins $121,200 Natural State Jackpot Prize

Little Rock, Ark.

Retired Marine Corps veteran Gary E. Wall from Fairfield Bay is in a state of elation after winning the Natural State Jackpot (NSJ) and taking home a life-changing prize of $121,200. Gary recently claimed his prize at the ASL Claim Center in Little Rock. 

He purchased the winning ticket from his local retailer, T & A Oil Co., for last Friday night’s drawing. 

Gary was relaxing at home, watching Channel 4, when he discovered he had won the jackpot. A regular lottery player, Gary participates in every draw, and this time his determination paid off. He carefully selects numbers close to his heart for the NSJ, including his youngest daughter's birthday (4/13), his oldest daughter's birthday (16), his own birthday (30), and the number of years he has been playing the lottery in the United States (35).

Overwhelmed with excitement, Gary's priority was to inform the clerks at the store where he purchased the ticket. With his newfound wealth, he plans to treat himself to a brand-new car or pickup truck. This isn't Gary's first brush with luck; in 2018, he won $5,000 with a straight number match on Cash 4.

For other lottery players hoping to follow in his footsteps, Gary offers a simple piece of advice: perseverance. "It will pay off in the end," he assures.

The Natural State Jackpot for tonight’s drawing is $65,000. The LOTTO jackpot for tonight’s drawing is up to $1.925 million–it is still waiting on its first jackpot winner. The Powerball® jackpot has increased to $96 million for tonight’s draw. The Mega Millions® jackpot for Friday night’s drawing is $302 million. 

To purchase a ticket, visit a local lottery retailer and ask for a computer-generated Quick Pick or choose your own lucky numbers. For more information on game odds and how to play, visit

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 $4.5 billion in prizes to players, about $375 million in retailer commissions, and provided more than $163 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.