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Arkansas Scholarship Lottery AR Lottery

The Arkansas State Lottery – or the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to give the organization its full and correct title – was created when a constitutional amendment was approved by 63% of the State’s voters back on November 4th 2008.

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is run by the Arkansas State government who oversee the running and organization of all AR Lottery games.

Right from when the very first Arkansas Lotto ticket was sold on September 28th 2009 – the aim of the Arkansas Lottery was to benefit the people of Arkansas by raising proceeds to offer scholarships and grants to students in the State.

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is the newest USA Lottery company to be created – at the time of writing – and is now the 43rd US State to have its own in-state lottery (excluding the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands).

The Arkansas Lottery Commission is based in Little Rock, AR.

Arkansas Lottery Overview

The Arkansas State Lottery sells lottery tickets from its network of over 1,500 authorized AR Lottery retailers throughout the state and has its Headquarters at 1st Floor, Union Plaza Building, 124 West Capitol Ave., Little Rock, AR 72201.

In addition to its Headquarters in Little Rock – the Arkansas State Lottery has 3 Regional Claim Centers at Springdale, Jonesboro and Camden.

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery also takes part in 2 of the biggest lottery games in the world – the huge Multi-State US Lotteries – the Mega Millions and Powerball which we will be looking into in much greater detail.

We will be looking at the various Arkansas Lotto games below – how these games work and who can play them – as well as delving into some of the history of the Arkansas State Lottery in more detail.

Arkansas Lottery Games

There are numerous games that are offered by the Arkansas State Lottery including two of the biggest lotteries in the world – the Mega Millions and its rival Powerball.

We will first of all take a look at these Multi-State USA Lottery games – that the AR Lottery offers in conjunction with the MUSL Multi State Lottery Association and Mega Millions Consortium – and later move on to the other Arkansas Scholarship Lottery games that are available.

Currently the games offered by the Arkansas Lottery that it is easily possible for players to buy lottery tickets online for from anywhere in the world are these two huge USA Lottery games – the Mega Millions and the Powerball.

Other games offered by the Arkansas Lottery that you can play in-state are noted further down the page – if any of these other Arkansas Lotto games become available to a wider audience at a later date – we will be writing about it here.

Arkansas Powerball AR Powerball

Powerball is a Multi-State USA Lottery that is run & syndicated across the USA by the MUSL – Multi State Lottery Association – and is one of the largest lottery games in the world having produced a record jackpot of an incredible US$ 590.5 Million. This sum is the 2nd largest lottery jackpot ever won to date in world lottery history and is the biggest to have been won so far on a single lottery ticket.

The very first Powerball draw took place on April 22nd 1992 with 16 USA Lottery companies – who were all members of the MUSL – taking part after the game changed its format and name from Lotto America which had originally started on February 13th 1988.

AR Powerball Overview

The Arkansas Lottery is 1 of 45 US State Lotteries & District Lotteries that offer the Powerball game – in this case the Arkansas Powerball – as part of its overall portfolio of lottery games.

The Arkansas Powerball was first sold on October 31st 2009 – the AR Lottery having become the 33rd member of the MUSL – Multi State Lottery Association – who run and syndicate the game across the majority of the USA.

AR Powerball How it Works

The Arkansas Lottery Powerball works in the same way as the Powerball game works in all the States and Districts in the US that offer the game.

Jackpots start off at US$ 40 MILLION and ROLLOVER after each draw when the top prize is not won – making for some massive jackpot figures.

6 numbers are drawn in total for the Powerball Arkansas game from 2 separate drawing machines – first of all 5 numbers are drawn from 59 white balls are drawn followed by 1 number (the POWERball) from 35 red balls.

Draws for the Arkansas Powerball Lottery take place twice every week on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9.59pm CST (10.59pm EST).

In addition to the 6 main Powerball numbers drawn – a further number is drawn – using a Random Number Generator…the Powerball POWERPLAY number…

POWERPLAY…

This separate Powerball POWERPLAY number drawn will be either 2, 3, 4, 5 and occasionally number 10 – and is there to give players of the AR Powerball a chance to increase their winnings on all levels of the prize structure apart from the AR Powerball jackpot itself.

With Powerball POWER PLAY – you will multiply your winnings on these levels by 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x – greatly increasing the amount you can walk away with.

During special promotions – the Powerball POWER PLAY multiplier will be 10x – allowing AR Lottery players to increase their Powerball winnings by an incredible 10 times!

So, for just an extra dollar – you can choose to increase your Arkansas Powerball Lottery winnings on all levels except the jackpot – by adding the Power Ball POWER PLAY option when playing.

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Arkansas Powerball Results

With the AR Powerball being drawn every week on both Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9.59pm CST (10.59pm EST) there are various ways you can check the Arkansas Powerball results and Powerball winning numbers as well as other Arkansas Lottery results.

You can find the latest Arkansas Powerball results plus other Arkansas Lottery results at all Arkansas Scholarship Lottery retailers, from AR Lottery terminals, various newspapers and here online at Global Lottery Review where you can also check up on any previous Arkansas Powerball results.

The Arkansas Powerball results and Powerball winning numbers will be shown on the official Lottery Arkansas website myarkansaslottery.com – and are also broadcast on the following television channels throughout the state of Arkansas…

KARK (NBC) Channel 4 in Little Rock
KARZ (NBC) Channel 42 in Little Rock
KFTA (FOX) Channel 24 in Fayettville
KNWA (NBC) Channel 51 in Fayettville

AR Powerball Odds of Winning

There are 9 separate ways that you can win on this Arkansas State Lottery game providing a great chance to win something on the AR Powerball.

Odds range from 1 in 175.22 million for correctly matching all the Arkansas Powerball winning numbers right down to 1 in 55 for matching just 1 number correctly.

The overall odds of winning any prize on the Powerball AR are just 1 in 31.85.

See the Powerball Odds and Prizes calculation table on the separate Arkansas Powerball page for a complete list of odds and prizes for this game.

Arkansas Mega Millions AR Mega Millions

The Mega Millions is a Multi-State USA Lottery that is run and operated by the Mega Millions Consortium – who administer and syndicate the game across the USA and is one of the largest lottery games in the world – having produced a massive world record jackpot of an incredible US$ 656 MILLION on March 30th 2012. This record jackpot was shared between 3 winning Mega Millions tickets from Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

The very first Mega Millions draw took place on May 17th 2002 with 6 USA Lottery companies taking part who were all members of the Mega Millions Consortium.

The game had changed its name and format from the Big Game which had started on August 31st 1996. Upon this change – 2 further State Lotteries joined and many more were to follow.

AR Mega Millions Overview

The Arkansas State Lottery is 1 of 45 US State Lotteries & District Lotteries that offer the highly popular Mega Millions game – in this particular case known as the Arkansas Mega Millions – as part of its overall portfolio of lottery games.

Tickets for the Akansas Mega Millions lottery was first sold on January 31st 2010 when the Multi State Lottery Association (MUSL) who run the Powerball game – of which the AR Lottery is a member – entered into a mutually beneficial cross-selling agreement with the Mega Millions consortium – allowing the cross-sales of Mega Millions in Powerball states and Powerball in Mega Millions states.

AR Mega Millions How it Works

The Arkansas Mega Millions works in exactly the same way as the Mega Millions game works in all the States and Districts in the USA that offer the game.

Jackpots start off at US$ 15 MILLION and ROLLOVER after each draw when the top prize is not won – making for some enormous jackpot figures that can be won on the Arkansas Lottery Mega Millions.

6 numbers are drawn in total for the Arkansas Mega Millions – from 2 separate drawing machines – firstly 5 numbers are drawn from 75 white balls are drawn and then 1 number (the MEGAball) is drawn from 15 gold balls.

Draws for the AR Mega Millions take place twice every week on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10.00pm CST (11.00pm EST).

In addition to the 6 Mega Millions numbers drawn – a further number is drawn – using a Random Number Generator…the MEGAPLIER number…

MEGAPLIER…

This separate MEGAPLIER multiplier number drawn will be either 2, 3, 4 or 5 – and is there to give players of the Arkansas Mega Millions a chance to increase their winnings on all levels of the prize structure apart from the Mega Millions jackpot itself.

With the Mega Millions MEGAPLIER – you will automtacially multiply your winnings on these levels by 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x – greatly increasing the amount you can walk away with.

If you match the 5 main Mega Millions numbers playing with the MEGAPLIER add-on – and a MEGAPLIER number of 5 is drawn – the second tier prize of US$ 1 MILLION would be multiplied by x5 and you could win US$ 5 MILLION.

A great improvement to the MEGAPLIER facility occurred on October 19th 2013.

This can make your Mega Millions win even bigger when you play Mega Millions using the MEGAPLIER prize multiplier option.

The 2nd Mega Millions prize has automatically been quadrupled to US$ 1 MILLION and a more powerful MEGAPLIER multiplier of x5 has been brought in.

This means that if you match all 5 of the main Mega Millions numbers and play using the MEGAPLIER option – you will now win US$ 5 MILLION if a MEGAPLIER of x5 has been drawn.

So, for just an extra dollar – you can choose to increase your Arkansas Mega Millions winnings on all levels except the jackpot – by adding the Mega Millions MEGAPLIER option when playing.

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Arkansas Mega Millions Results

With the Arkansas Lottery Mega Millions being drawn every week on both Tuesdays and Fridays at 10.00pm CST (11.00pm EST) there are numerous ways you can check the Mega Millions winning numbers as well as any other Arkansas Lottery results.

You can find the latest Arkansas Mega Millions results along with other Arkansas Lottery results from any Arkansas Scholarship Lottery retailer, from AR Lottery terminals, select newspapers and also here online at Global Lottery Review where you can also check up on any
previous Arkansas Mega Millions results.

The Arkansas Mega Millions winning numbers will be published on the AR Lotto website myarkansaslottery.com – soon after each draw has taken place and will also be broadcast on the following TV channels in the State of Arkansas…

KNWA in Fayetteville
KARK 4 in Little Rock

AR Mega Millions Odds of Winning

There are 9 separate ways that you can win on this Arkansas State Lottery game providing you with a great chance to win something on the Arkansas Mega Millions.

Odds range from 1 in 258.89 million for correctly matching all the AR Mega Millions winning numbers right down to 1 in 21 for matching just 1 number correctly.

Overall odds of winning any prize on the AR Mega Millions are just 1 in 15.

See the Mega Millions Odds and Prizes calculation table on the separate Arkansas Mega Millions page for a complete list of odds and prizes.

Other Arkansas Lottery Games...

In addition to the AR Powerball and AR Mega Millions which can be played from anywhere in the world – the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery also offers various other lotto games which can be played within the State of Arkansas itself like CASH 3, CASH 4, the Arkansas Million Dollar Raffle and numerous Instant games.

If any of these other Arkansas Lotto games become available to a wider audience outside of Arkansas at a later date we will write about it here.

Arkansas Lottery Who Can Play?

In the past – you would have had to buy your lottery ticket in the state of Arkansas itself to take part in any of the Arkansas State Lottery games – including the Arkansas Powerball and Arkansas Mega Millions.

These days though – you can play the Mega Millions Online and Powerball Online from anywhere in the world due to the presence of accredited and fully authorized online lottery ticket sales companies like TheLotter.com – allowing you to play wherever you’re based.

So if you live outside of Arkansas or the USA but wish to play the Powerball or Mega Millions this is simple to do using the best lottery ticket sales companies available – where you can easily buy lottery tickets online – and save yourself a fair amount of time too allowing you to play no matter where you may live.

The Arkansas Lottery Commission requires that all players are a minimum of 18 years of age before purchasing any AR Lotto tickets including tickets for the Arkansas Powerball and Arkansas Mega Millions.

Arkansas Lottery How are Prizes Paid?

If you have won either an AR Powerball or AR Mega Millions jackpot – you will be able to claim your prize as either a cash lump sum or as an annuity payment and you will need to make this choice within 60 days of claiming.

If you choose the annuity option – your winnings will be paid to you annually over a 29 year period for the Arkansas Mega Millions and over a 29 year period for the Arkansas Powerball.

For all prizes on the Powerball, Mega Millions and other online games – you will have 180 days from the date of the draw to make your claim before your Arkansas Lotto ticket will expire.

For all Instant game prizes – you will have 90 days from the announced last day to claim your AR Lottery prize.

If your AR Lotto win is up to US$ 500 – you can claim your prize from any Arkansas Scholarship Lottery retailer or by mail.

If you’ve had an AR Lottery win of more than US$ 500 – you can claim your prize at any of the Arkansas Lottery regional offices in Little Rock, Springdale, Jonesboro or Camden or by mail.

If you have won an Arkansas Lottery jackpot – you will need to claim your prize at the Arkansas Lottery Commission Headquarters in Little Rock.

These details are all taken care for you if you play lottery online with one of the trusted and genuine online lottery ticket sale companies such as TheLotter as it is their job to make your transaction a seamless process – collecting your winnings and sending them directly to you.

Arkansas Lottery Timeline History

2008

In the Spring – a State poll indicates that almost 2/3s of the adult population in Arkansas wished to have their own State Lottery.

It is put forward by the Lt.Governor Bill Halter that having a Lottery in Arkansas will provide another valuable way of raising money for scholarships to college.

On a November 4th ballot – voters in Arkansas approve a constitutional amendment to have a lottery in Arkansas with 63% voting in favour – and the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is created.

2009

July 1st sees the Arkansas State Lottery vote to join the Multi State Lottery Association that runs the multi-state USA Lottery games of POWERBALL. The Arkansas Lottery becomes the 33rd US State Lottery to join the MUSL.

The very first lottery tickets are put on sale by the Arkansas State Lottery on September 28th. These are Scratch off tickets for four different lottery games – ARKANSAS RICHES at US$ 2 a ticket, plus 3 TIMES LUCKY at US$ 1 a ticket, JUMBO BUCKS at US$ 2 a ticket and $100,000 CASH BONANZA at US$ 5 a ticket.

On October 9th an agreement is made between the Mega Millions Consortium and the MUSL – Multi-State Lottery Association – to allow the cross-sales of MEGA MILLIONS Tickets within states that offer the POWERBALL game and the sale of POWERBALL tickets within states that offer the MEGA MILLIONS game. Though now a member of the MUSL – the Arkansas Lottery has yet to begin selling POWERBALL Tickets – but come January will be selling tickets for both the MEGA MILLIONS and POWERBALL.

On October 20th – the Arkansas Lottery introduce 4 new Scratch off games – MONEY BAGS at US$1 a ticket, CRAZY 8’s at US$ 2 a ticket, the US$2 MONEY MADNESS and SUPER 7’s at US$ 5 a ticket.

Arkansas POWERBALL tickets are first sold on October 31st. The POWERBALL game has gone through various changes since its inception in April 1992 and the double matrix is now changed to 5/59 + 1/39. Jackpots commence at US$ 20 Million and draws take place at from Orlando’s Universal Studios in Florida.

November 4th sees the first POWERBALL draw take place including players of the Arkansas Lottery.

The Arkansas Lottery bring out 4 new Scratch off games on November 10th – CANDY CANE CASH at US$ 1 a ticket, the festive STOCKING STUFFER at US$ 2 a ticket, $50,000 HOLIDAY CASH at US$ 3 and $500,000 JACKPOT at US$ 10.

Another batch of new Scratch off games are released by the AR Lottery on December 1st – BEAT THE DEALER at US$ 1, plus ALL THE MONEY for US$ 2, WILD CHERRY DOUBLER for US$ 2 a ticket and MONEY MANIA at US$ 5 a ticket.

December 14th sees the Arkansas State Lottery introduce its first in-house, online, numbers game – CASH 3. Arkansas Lottery players choose 3 numbers and can win up to US$ 500 with draws taking place Monday through Saturday at both 12.59pm and 6.59pm and Sundays at 6.59pm.

2010

Just under 2 months after selling its first POWERBALL tickets – the Arkansas Lottery has its first winner of an AR POWERBALL jackpot prize on January 2nd – when a lucky winner scoops a cool US$ 25 Million. This is currently the largest ever prize to be won in Arkansas Scholarship Lottery history.

The Arkansas Lottery introduce 4 more new Scratch off games on January 5th – CASH ON THE SPOT for US$ 1 a ticket, plus the $100 WINNER at US$ 2 per ticket, CUPID CASH at US$ 2 and also the THE PRICE IS RIGHT at US$ 5.

On January 31st the AR Lottery sells its first lottery tickets for the national MEGA MILLIONS game – as a result of the recently made cross-selling agreement between the Mega Millions Consortium and the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) – back in October 2009.

The first MEGA MILLIONS draw to include the Arkansas Lottery takes place on February 2nd.

Also on February 2nd – the Arkansas Lottery bring out more new Scratch off games. LUCKY LOOT for US$ 1 a ticket, $20,000 TAXES PAID at US$ 2 a ticket, FORTUNE COOKIE at US$ 3 and $250,000 CASH CLUB at US$ 10.

Further Scratch off games are brought out by the Arkansas State Lottery on March 2nd – BLACKJACK for US$ 1 a ticket, plus the 10K PAYDAY at US$ 2 a ticket, FIND THE 9’s at US$ 2 and $100,000 TAXES PAID at US$ 5.

Another Scratch off game is introduced by the Arkansas Lottery on March 3rd – HIGH STAKES costing US$ 2 per ticket.

June 1st sees the first big win on the AR MEGA MILLIONS when David Scott from Drasco in Cleburne County wins US$ 500,000 – doubling his prize by playing with the MEGAPLIER multiplier option.

The Arkansas Lottery introduces its second in-house, online, numbers game on July 12th – CASH 4. Arkansas Lottery players choose 3 numbers and can win up to US$ 5,000 with draws taking place Monday through Saturday at both 12.59pm and 6.59pm and Sundays at 6.59pm.

On July 14th – the MILLION DOLLAR RAFFLE game is introduced by the AR Lottery. This raffle is a one-time draw game and a limited number of 500,000 pre-printed tickets go on sale at US$ 10 per ticket. The draw for the raffle is expected to take place on September 9th.

Arkansas Lottery Where the Money Goes

Net proceeds raised by the Arkansas Lottery go right back to the State and benefit the citizens of Arkansas in some very important ways. The Arkansas Lottery was created with the intention of raising money to help in the area of education within the State by providing grants and scholarships to its students.

This is exactly where all Arkansas Lottery profits go – to students in both public and private (non-profit) 2 and 4 year colleges and universities.


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