LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's Natural State Jackpot (NSJ) has rolled to $270,000.
Tonight's drawing comes after 49 consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner.
Drawings are held six nights a week (every night except Sunday) at 8:00 p.m. (CST).
The Natural State Jackpot has been hit 19 times since the game began in August of last year.
The last winning jackpot was hit on November 11 when a player won $235,000.
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 grand prize amount. If there is more than one jackpot winner, the prize will be equally divided among all the jackpot prize winners. The odds of winning any prize are one in nine, according to ASL officials.
In other lottery news, there were no jackpot winners in last night's Mega Millions drawing and the prize grows to $20 million for Friday night. The winning numbers were 13 - 34 - 56 - 62 - 64, MB 6, Mega Play x5. The largest amount won by a ticket sold in Arkansas was $2,500 for a match of 4 white balls with the multiplier added.
Tonight's Powerball jackpot is at $70 million.
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