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$640 million jackpot brings out-of-towners to AR

The record $640 million Mega Millions estimated jackpot is bring people from Mississippi to Arkansas to purchase tickets.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - The record $640 million Mega Millions estimated jackpot is bring people from Mississippi to Arkansas to purchase tickets.

Officials with the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery say they are receiving reports of heavy traffic toward Arkansas at the Mississippi border and heavy volume in lottery retail locations along the Mississippi border. Mississippi does not have a lottery.

The jackpot has a cash value of $462 million.

If the Mega Millions jackpot is won in Arkansas:
  • $50,000 will go to the retailer who sold ticket
  • 7% will go to state income tax coffers ($44.8 million)
Because 35% of Mega Millions sales go to scholarships, about $2 million has been generated so far during this Mega Millions run from ticket sales.

The Mega Millions drawing is tonight at 10pm.
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