Test Your Luck With Arkansas Scholarship Lottery

Wanted to test your luck? Here’s your chance through Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. It all started on November 4, 2008, when Arkansas voters approved a ballot question legalizing the sale of lottery tickets there. There are rules; Ticket buyers must be at least 18, which is the usual minimum age for US lotteries, but lower than in neighboring Louisiana. Video lottery is prohibited. Arkansas started selling scratch off tickets on September 28, 2009. Powerball tickets went on sale on October 31, 2009. Mega Millions tickets went on sale in Arkansas on January 31, 2010.arkansas

The games:

In-house draw games

Cash 3

Cash 3 is a game that has 13 drawings weekly (twice daily except Sundays). It began on December 14, 2009. Prices, prizes, and options vary.

Cash 4

Cash 4 was originally to begin in February 2010, but was delayed until July 2010. It also has 13 weekly drawings. Prices, prizes, and options will vary; the maximum prize is $5,000 on a $1 play.

Natural State Jackpot

On August 27, 2012, sales of tickets for Natural State Jackpot began. Five numbers are drawn. As with other Arkansas-only drawing games, winning numbers are chosen by a random number generator. Drawings are nightly, except Sundays. The average jackpot (all cash) averages approximately $150,000.

Multi-jurisdiction draw games

Lucky for Life

Lucky for Life began as a Connecticut-only game, Lucky-4-Life, in 2009. Eventually it added five lotteries and became a regional game under the current name. The current version began on January 27, 2015; as of April 2017 it is available in 22 states plus the District of Columbia.

Lucky for Life’s two highest prize tiers ($1000-per-day and $25,000-per-year) are “lifetime” prizes; winners of either tier can choose cash instead. The drawings remain in Connecticut; winning numbers are chosen using two drawing machines with numbered balls.

Mega Millions

In 2010, lotteries then with either Mega Millions or Powerball could begin offering both. The current version of Mega Millions began in 2013. Drawings are held in Atlanta using a similar draw method as in Lucky for Life.

Former multi-state games

Decades of Dollars

Decades of Dollars began in 2011 in three states, with Arkansas joining a few months later. DoD became a Virginia-only game when Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky participated in the launch of Monopoly Millionaires′ Club (see below.)

Monopoly Millionaires′ Club

Monopoly Millionaires′ Club began in October 2014 in 22 states and the District of Columbia; however, poor sales largely due to player confusion led to the game suspending sales after only 10 draws of the Friday-only game.

In 2015 MMC was resurrected as a series (one in each jurisdiction) of scratch games. A television game show featuring Monopoly Millionaires′ Club aired beginning March 28, 2015.arknsas

Play It Again

Every Arkansas Scholarship Lottery instant game qualifies for entry into a “Play It Again” drawing. When the game is over, the top cash prize winner will be selected randomly from all qualifying entries for that game.

Some player-favorite games like Jumbo Bucks may always be available to play. Periodically, there will be second chance drawings scheduled to award the top prize from those games. 

So what are you waiting for?

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