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May 03, 2024

West Memphis Woman Wins Big with Birthday Numbers


An Arkansan recently won her biggest lottery prize using her loved ones’ birthdays as lucky numbers.

S. Marshall of West Memphis won $390,000 in the April 28 Natural State Jackpot drawing. She claimed her prize at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Claim Center on May 2.

The winning ticket was ordered via the Jackpocket mobile app, and the winning numbers were 2, 11, 17, 20 and 24.

Marshall ordered the winning ticket online after seeing the rising jackpot.

“I really start playing when it gets high,” she shared with lottery officials.

Though she occasionally plays instant games, the West Memphis woman prefers draw games like Natural State Jackpot, Cash 3, Cash 4 and LOTTO. For this drawing, she used her sons’ birthdays as her winning numbers.

The combination proved lucky when she checked the draw results the following Monday.

Initially, Marshall thought she had only won $9. However, when she saw “Big Winner” displayed on the Jackpocket app screen, she looked again and realized she had won the $390,000 jackpot.

“I still can’t believe it,” the woman said.

Shocked, Marshall first shared the good news with her sons.

The winner plans to relocate and buy a new home with her prize. She also hopes to assist her family financially. Though she intends to continue playing lottery games, the Natural State Jackpot will remain her favorite “because [she] won.”

Now drawing daily, the Natural State Jackpot is $70,000. Following each jackpot win, the amount resets at $50,000 and increases by $5,000 for each draw until it reaches $100,000. After that, it increases by $10,000.

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About the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) creates winning people, winning futures, and winning moments. Since 2009, the ASL has sold over $7.3 billion and returned more than $1.3 billion for scholarships to benefit Arkansas students. More than 720,000 college scholarships distributed by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education have been awarded to Arkansans. The lottery has awarded more than $4.9 billion in prizes to players, more than $413 million in retailer commissions, and provided more than $176 million in state and federal tax revenue.

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About Jackpocket
Jackpocket is on a mission to create a more convenient, fun and responsible way to participate in the lottery. The first licensed third-party lottery app in the United States, Jackpocket provides an easy, secure way to order official state lottery tickets. Jackpocket is currently available in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas, Washington DC and West Virginia, and is expanding to many new markets. Download the app on iOS and Android or order tickets via desktop. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.