Got your tickets? Record-setting jackpots this weekend for the Arkansas Lottery

Have you bought your tickets yet?

Got your tickets? Record-setting jackpots this weekend for the Arkansas Lottery

If there ever was a time to play the Arkansas Lottery, it is definitely this weekend!

Record-setting jackpot for Natural State Jackpot

Up first is the Natural State Jackpot (NSJ), which has climbed to $550,000 for the Friday, July 5, drawing.

In April 2024, the Arkansas Lottery transitioned NSJ to daily drawings to produce higher, faster-growing jackpots (and it seems to be working). The largest previous jackpot for NSJ was a $520,000 prize that was won in June 2022 and a $510,000 prize that was won in October 2023.

For the NSJ drawings, they are held at 8 p.m. CT. During the draw, five numbers between 1 and 39 will be drawn. To win the record-breaking jackpot, players will need to match all five of those winning numbers.

Tickets cost $1, and the cut-off for ticket sales is 7:59 p.m. CT.

Once someone wins the NSJ jackpot, it resets to $50,000 and will increase by $5,000 with each draw there is no winner until it reaches $100,000. At that point, the jackpot increases by $10,000 until someone wins.

Record-setting LOTTO jackpot

Next up, the record-setting LOTTO jackpot for the Arkansas Lottery. This in-state draw game jackpot has climbed to $2.55 million for the Saturday, July 6, drawing. This record-breaking jackpot has been on the rise each draw since it was last hit in September 2023.

LOTTO was designed to be an Arkansas-exclusive draw game that gives Arkansas Lottery players a chance to win bigger prizes, and that is definitely happening this weekend. The previous biggest LOTTO jackpot was $2.34 million, which was claimed by a Sebastian County resident in May 2023.

For the LOTTO game, drawings are held twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 p.m. CT. During the draw, six numbers between 1 and 40 are drawn. To win the jackpot, a LOTTO player must match all six of those numbers drawn.

For those not matching all six of the numbers, there are alternate prizes available. Players can win by matching three or more of the winning numbers, with or without the bonus number.

LOTTO tickets cost $2, and ticket sales cut off at 8:59 p.m. CT.

For players wanting to purchase LOTTO or NSJ tickets, they can be purchased at any licensed Arkansas Lottery retailer or on the Arkansas Lottery website.

More information about the Arkansas Lottery

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) is all about helping to create winning people, winning futures, and winning moments. They do this by selling over $7.4 billion in tickets since 2009. Of those sales, $1.4 billion has been returned for scholarships to benefit Arkansas students. The Arkansas Department of Higher Education has awarded more than 770,000 college scholarships to Arkansans.

In addition to students winning big, players are also winning big in the Arkansas Lottery. The ASL has awarded more than $5 billion in prizes to players, with more than $418 million also going to retailer commissions for selling those winning tickets. The ASL has also provided more than $176 million in state and federal tax revenue.

Enjoy playing the Arkansas Lottery, and please remember to play responsibly.


Loading comments