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June 14, 2022

Lottery’s Natural State Jackpot Hits Record $480,000


Since no one hit the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery’s Natural State Jackpot (NSJ) last night, the jackpot has reached a record $480,000 for tonight’s 8 p.m. drawing. The previous record of $430,000 was hit three years ago.

“These are exciting times for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL),” said Eric Hagler, ASL executive director. “For only $1, players have an opportunity to win $480,000. As an exclusive game to our state, we are eager for an Arkansan to have a big NSJ pay day!”

There’s also a lucky winner from last night’s Powerball® drawing. If you bought a ticket from Jackpocket, you may want to check it right away – because you might be holding the winning ticket worth $100,000. The winning numbers are 02-20-27-44-51, with a Powerball number of 25.

The NSJ launched in October 2012. The 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. 

Players also have two chances to become a multi-millionaire this week with Powerball® and Mega Millions® jackpots totaling more than $505 million. The Mega Millions jackpot stands at $247 million for tonight’s 10 p.m. drawing. The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing at 9:59 p.m. has reached $258 million. 

Life-changing jackpots produce more than just lottery winners. Proceeds from sales drive more money for scholarships. Since 2009, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has raised more than $1.1 billion in scholarship proceeds and awarded more than 675,000 scholarships. 

To purchase a ticket, simply 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 $1.1 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 $349 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.