March 18 Natural State Jackpot at $290,000

LITTLE ROCK, AR - There's $290,000 up for grabs in tonight's Natural State Jackpot drawing.

Lottery officials say it's the second highest jackpot for the game.

There have been 44 consecutive nightly drawings without a top prize jackpot winner. 

Drawings are held six nights a week (every night except Sunday) at 8 p.m. (CST).

The Natural State Jackpot has been won 20 times since the game began in August of last year.

The largest Natural State Jackpot won to date was $295,000 by a player in Lepanto (Poinsett County) on Jan. 14, 2014.  

NSJ is similar to Powerball, Mega Millions, and Decades of Dollars. Players choose five numbers between one and 39 and can play the same numbers for up to 20 consecutive draws. Each play costs $1.

Players matching two numbers will win $1; three numbers win $7; four matching numbers win $300, and all five numbers will win the jackpot, guaranteed to be worth at least $25,000. Each night in which there is no big winner, an additional $5,000 is added to the jackpot. If there is more than one jackpot winner, the prize will be equally divided among all the jackpot prize winners. The overall odds of winning are one in nine. 

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