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$100,000 Powerball win! Arkansas man invests in grandkids' future

A big winner from Waldo.

$100,000 Powerball win! Arkansas man invests in grandkids' future

Ardell F., a resident of Waldo, Arkansas, claimed a lucky $100,000 prize from the March 25th Powerball drawing. He visited the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Claim Center on April 1st to receive his winnings.

The winning ticket, a Quick Pick, was purchased at Tobacco Superstore #85 in Magnolia. The lucky numbers were 7, 11, 19, 53, and 68, with the Powerball number being 23. The multiplier for that night was 2, which doubled Ardell's non-jackpot prize.

Ardell usually picks his own numbers, but for this drawing, he decided to let fate take the wheel. This lucky choice resulted in him matching four out of five winning numbers, plus the Powerball number, for a cool $100,000 win.

While happy with his prize ("money is money," he told the Arkansas Lottery), Ardell has his sights set on a bigger target: the $1.466 million jackpot for the upcoming drawing. He plans to use his $100,000 windfall to invest in his grandchildren's college fund.

Want to play Powerball? Here's how:

Playing Powerball is simple. Here's a quick guide:

Pick your numbers: Choose five numbers between 1 and 69 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. You can either mark them yourself on a playslip or opt for a Quick Pick, where the system randomly selects your numbers.

Buy your ticket: Powerball tickets cost $2 each. The Power Play option, which multiplies non-jackpot prizes, is an additional $1 per play. Tickets can't be purchased within an hour of the drawing, and once printed, cannot be canceled. Make sure to buy from a licensed lottery retailer.

Play multiple drawings: Want to extend your chances? You can request to play up to 20 consecutive drawings by marking "Multi Draws" on the playslip.

Check your tickets: Winning numbers are available on our Arkansas Lottery page.

Use these tips when you play:

  • Use pencil or blue/black ink and double-check your selections before finalizing.
  • Each play costs $2, and you can mark up to five plays per slip.
  • Mark "QP" for Quick Pick if you want random numbers.
  • Mistakes happen! If you mess up, don't erase it, just mark the "void" box and start a new play.
  • Remember, the Power Play option increases your non-jackpot winnings for all plays and multi-draws on the same slip (an additional $1 per play).

About the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) is a pillar of opportunity in the state. Since 2009, the ASL has generated significant revenue that benefits Arkansas in numerous ways. They've sold over $7.2 billion in tickets, with over $1.3 billion returned to fund scholarships for Arkansas students. This has translated into more than 720,000 college scholarships awarded. Additionally, the ASL has contributed over $4.9 billion in prizes to players, over $409 million in retailer commissions, and over $175 million in state and federal tax revenue.