New LOTTO Game Tickets Go On Sale Sunday
Tickets for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery’s new LOTTO game go on sale Sunday at all Arkansas retailer locations across the state. The first drawing will be held at 9 p.m. next Wednesday in Little Rock with subsequent drawings every Saturday and Wednesday.
LOTTO – with a starting jackpot of $250,000 – will only be played and won in Arkansas. Each play will cost $2. As with any lottery product, a player must be at least 18 years old to purchase a ticket.
The game will differ from Powerball® and Mega Millions® in that it will be exclusive to Arkansas and will feature a Bonus Number. A player will pick six numbers from 1 to 40 to play. Seven numbers are drawn – six main numbers and a bonus number. If the player matches the first six numbers (main numbers) drawn in any order, they win the jackpot. Players who match the Bonus Number will increase any non-jackpot prizes.
Each drawing the jackpot is not won, the amount increases for the next one based on the sales of the game. When the jackpot is won by matching the first six numbers drawn, it is reset to $250,000 for the next drawing.
The Bonus Number will be drawn at the same time as the six main numbers from the same pool of 40 numbers. It gives players who have matched five, four or three of the six main numbers a chance to win an even better prize. For example, if a player matches five main numbers plus the Bonus Number, he wins $25,000.
The last draw game added to the lottery’s inventory was Lucky for Life in January of 2015. The Natural State Jackpot launched in August of 2012.
Follow the link for access to the LOTTO Media Kit: LOTTO Media Kit. For more information, go to MyArkansasLottery.com/LOTTO.
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 $358 million in retailer commissions and provided more than $157 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.