Four Arkansans Win Big with Powerball® Across State
Over the past two weeks several Arkansans have won big with Powerball®, claiming prizes of $50,000 and $100,000.
“We’re thrilled that Arkansans are winning big pieces of the Powerball prize,” said Eric Hagler, executive director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. “We’re especially happy that these winners are from different parts of the state.”
Laconda Robinson of Hamburg won a $100,000 Powerball prize during last Saturday’s drawing. She had four of the five white ball numbers, the Powerball number and had purchased the
Power Play® which multiplied her $50,000 prize by two. The winning numbers were 12, 17, 30, 45 and 62 with a Powerball number of five. Her Quick Pick ticket had all the numbers except for 17.
Robinson said she plans to bless someone with her winnings.
Joshua Filmer of Bentonville and Charles Harris of Dumas each won $50,000 from the Oct. 4 Powerball drawing by having four of the five white ball numbers and the Powerball number.
The winning numbers were 12, 22, 54, 66 and 69 with a Powerball number of 15. Filmer had 12, 22, 66 and 69, plus the Powerball on a Quick Pick ticket. Harris had 12, 22, 54, 66 plus the Powerball on a ticket where he selected the numbers.
Neither Filmer nor Harris purchased the Power Play, or they would have won $100,000 since the multiplier for the Oct. 4 drawing was two.
Joel Bard of Conway won $50,000 from the Oct. 6 Powerball drawing. The winning numbers were 1, 17, 27, 52 and 64 with 1 as the Powerball. Bard had 1, 17, 52 and 64 with 1 as the Powerball. If he had purchased the Power Play option for $1, he would have multiplied his prize by 10 and won $500,000.
Hagler encourages all draw game players to always check their tickets even if they don’t win the million-dollar jackpot.
“Our draw games offer lower-tier prizes so a player can be a winner without winning the jackpot,” Hagler said. “And by buying the Power Play for only $1 a winner multiplies his or her prize.”
Powerball is played every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. The next drawing will be tomorrow at 9:59 p.m. for $60 million.
Powerball tickets are $2 a piece, and players have the option to add the Power Play for an additional $1 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes. For more information about how to play, 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 billion in proceeds for scholarships. More than 650,000 college scholarships have been awarded to Arkansans. The lottery has awarded more than $3.7 billion in prizes to players, about $326 million in retailer commissions and provided more than $148 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.