Powerball Jackpot Hits $400 Million for Saturday Drawing
The Powerball® jackpot continues to grow and now stands at an estimated $400 million for Saturday night’s drawing.
“The last time Powerball had an estimated jackpot of $400 million was for the Christmas Day drawing last year,” said Eric Hagler, executive director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. “The last Powerball jackpot won was for $185.3 million on Feb. 15 so there have been 29 drawings since then.”
Saturday’s drawing is scheduled for 9:59 p.m. The jackpot will continue to grow if no one claims the winning ticket.
Life-changing jackpots produce more than just lottery winners. Proceeds from draw game 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, visit your local lottery retailer and ask for a computer-generated Quick Pick or you can choose your own lucky numbers. Each play is $2. A player can get the Power Play®, which multiplies any non-jackpot prizes won, with an additional $1.
For more information on game odds and 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 $1.1 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 $344 million in retailer commissions and provided more than $153 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.