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Arkansas Lottery Numbers

Keep up-to-date with all the latest numbers from lottery games in the Natural State!

Current lottery games include: Powerball – Mega Millions – Arkansas Natural State – Lucky for Life – Cash 3 Midday – Cash 3 Evening – Cash 4 Midday – Cash 4 Evening.

– Latest Arkansas Numbers

Buying Tickets

You can buy Arkansas Lottery tickets at any authorized retailer in the state. Cash is the only accepted method of payment. Tickets are not sold through the mail or online for state games, but lotteries played across the country, like Powerball and Mega Millions, are available to play online.

Arkansas Lottery Drawing Schedule

With eight different games on offer, there is always a lottery available to play in Arkansas! Get the full drawings timetable:

Game Draw Days Draw Times* Ticket Sales Close At*
Powerball Wednesday & Saturday 9:59 PM 8:59 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 10:00 PM 9:45 PM
Lucky for Life Monday & Thursday 9:38 PM 8:30 PM
Natural State Jackpot Monday – Saturday 8:00 PM 7:59 PM
Cash 3 Daily 12:59 PM and 6:59 PM 12:55 PM and 6:55 PM
Cash 4 Daily 12:59 PM and 6:59 PM 12:55 PM and 6:55 PM
*Times are shown in CST.

Game Information

Arkansas residents can buy tickets for Powerball, Mega Millions and Lucky for Life, but they also have in-state lottery games that they can play:

The Natural State Jackpot offers players the chance to win a home-grown cash prize! Drawings are held from Monday through Saturday at 8:00 PM. The jackpot starts at $25,000 and will roll over and increase in value by $5,000 each time a drawing passes without a jackpot winner. Players pay $1 for a ticket and choose five numbers from 1 to 39. Numbers can also be randomly generated if players mark the “Quick Pick” box on the playslip. Here’s how it works:

Other Arkansas Lottery games include Cash 3, Cash 4 and Fast Play.

The Arkansas Lottery also offers instant games which can be purchased from any authorized retailer. Simply scratch off the covering to see if you’ve landed a big cash prize! Ticket prices start at $1 and can offer up top prizes from $100 up to $2 million.

Claiming Arkansas Lottery Prizes

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there have been some changes in the way you claim prizes in Arkansas. You can find updates on our dedicated Coronavirus Lottery Updates page.

You’ve matched all five numbers in the Natural State Jackpot or uncovered a massive windfall on an instant game. Once you’ve taken a deep breath, you can start thinking about how to claim your prize. Players have just 180 days after the date of a drawing to claim any prizes and all instant game prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the end-of-game date.

Prizes of any amount may be redeemed by mail. Prizes worth $500 or less can also be claimed at any Arkansas Lottery retailer. If you’ve won $25,000 or more, make an appointment to come to the claim center in Little Rock in person if you prefer not to claim by mail. Email [email protected] to make a booking.

All prizes worth $5,000 or greater will be subject to a federal tax of 25 percent and the state of Arkansas will levy an additional tax of seven percent.

Claim a prize by mail

Claim a prize of any amount by mailing these documents to the lottery:

  1. Signed original ticket
  2. Completed claim form
  3. Copy of a government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport)

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Claim Center
P.O. Box 3838
Little Rock, AR 72203

History of the Arkansas Lottery

The Arkansas Lottery was established in late 2008 and began selling tickets for Powerball on October 31st, 2009, with state residents participating in their first Powerball drawing on November 4th, 2009. Mega Millions tickets went on sale in Arkansas on January 31st, 2010.

To date, over 168,000 Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarships have been awarded to students pursuing their dreams of earning a higher education. Without the revenue raised from Arkansas Lottery ticket sales, this impressive statistic wouldn’t be possible.

Rules

Arkansas Lottery players must be 18 years old.

View the Arkansas Lottery numbers and prize information for games such as Natural State Jackpot, Cash 3, Cash 4, Powerball, Mega Millions and more.

Where to buy powerball tickets in arkansas

Q: How do I find information about scholarships?
Visit the Arkansas Department of Higher Education website or call 501-371-2000.

Q: How old do I have to be to play lottery games?
Players must be 18 years or older.

Q: Where can I buy tickets?
Look for the “Play Here” sign at retailer locations or visit our retailer locator .

Q: Can I use a credit card to purchase lottery tickets?
Besides cash, retailers may also accept debit cards and other non-cash, non-deferred forms of payment such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet apps. Purchase of lottery products with credit cards or checks is prohibited.

Q: Can I buy lottery tickets through the mail?
Lottery tickets can only be purchased from licensed lottery retailers.

Q: I live out of state. Can I still play the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery?
Sure, if you’re visiting Arkansas.

Q: I won a prize. What do I do?
Sign the ticket in the space provided on the ticket back. Tickets are bearer instruments, meaning if you lose a ticket before you sign it, you no longer have valid ownership of the ticket. Claim instructions and the claim center location can be found here.

Q: What are all the number codes on my lottery tickets?
The 12-digit number under the scratch-off covering on instant tickets is used for validation purposes by retailers and entry into the Play It Again™ and Points for Prizes® programs. The Points for Prizes® code on terminal-generated tickets is not used to determine if you win a prize.

Q: What are “online” games? Can I buy tickets over the internet?
Lottery tickets can only be purchased from licensed lottery retailers. Online games refer to terminal-generated games like Powerball®, Mega Millions®, Cash 3, Cash 4, Lucky for Life® and Natural State Jackpot. These games are dispensed by computer equipment connected to a central lottery system. The player picks a set of numbers, the selection is recorded in the system, and the player receives a ticket with a unique validation number. A drawing determines winning numbers. Fast Play games are terminal-generated instant play/win games.

Q: What is a playslip and how do I fill it out?
A playslip is used to play an online (terminal-generated) game like Powerball®, Mega Millions®, Cash 3, Cash 4, Natural State Jackpot or Lucky for Life®. Players mark desired numbers on a playslip by shading a box that represents each number choice. Retailers insert the playslip into the terminal, which automatically reads the numbers and generates a ticket. Players can also verbally state numbers to a retailer, who manually enters the numbers without the use of a playslip. Players can choose to have the numbers randomly selected by the lottery terminal (“Quick Pick”) by either marking the option on a playslip or by asking the retailer.

Q: What are the odds of winning a prize?
Odds of winning vary by game. Instant game odds are printed on the back of every ticket. Odds for online (terminal-generated) games can be found on the playslip for the game or at the game’s webpage by clicking “GAMES” above.

Q: How are the drawings conducted?
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) Cash 3, Cash 4, and Natural State Jackpot drawings use a Random Number Generator (RNG). Draws will be conducted by ASL security personnel and certified by an auditor. Players will be able to receive the winning numbers after each drawing from the ASL website, any ASL retailer, or by calling (501)682-4966.
Drawings for the multi-state Powerball® game take place at 9:59 p.m. CT every Wednesday and Saturday in Florida. Five (5) white balls are drawn out of a drum with 69 balls and one (1) red ball is drawn out of a drum with 26 balls. Drawings for the multi-state Mega Millions® game take place at 10 p.m. CT every Tuesday and Friday in Georgia. Five (5) white balls are drawn out of a drum with 75 balls and one (1) gold ball is drawn out of a drum with 15 balls. Drawings for the multi-state Lucky for Life® game take place 9:38 p.m. CT every Monday and Thursday in Connecticut. Five (5) numbered balls are drawn out of a drum with 48 balls and one (1) Lucky Ball is drawn out of a drum with eighteen (18) balls.

Q: How long do I have to collect a lottery prize?
For an online (terminal-generated) game like Powerball®, Mega Millions®, Cash 3, Cash 4, Natural State Jackpot or Lucky for Life®, players have 180 days from the draw date to claim a prize. For instant games, players have 90 days from the announced last day to purchase tickets for the game to claim a prize. For Fast Play games, players have 180 days from the date of purchase to claim a prize.

Q: What happens if I lose a winning ticket?
The ASL is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. A lost ticket cannot be replaced. To protect yourself against theft, sign the back of your ticket. If you are not cashing the ticket immediately, fill out the entire back of the ticket, which may increase your chances of having a lost ticket returned to you.

Q: If a winner dies before collecting an entire lottery prize, what happens to the remaining prize money?
A lottery prize (or any portion of a lottery prize) remaining unpaid at the death of a winner will be paid to the estate of the deceased prizewinner or to a trust established by the deceased prizewinner. See details in the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Act.

Q: I received a letter from an international lottery saying I won a prize. I didn’t buy a ticket. Is this legitimate?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, says most promotions for foreign lotteries are likely to be phony. According to the FTC, playing a foreign lottery through the mail or over the telephone is a violation of federal law.

Q: How do I become a lottery retailer?
Contact ASL Sales at 501-683-1884 or ASL Retailer Licensing at 501-978-3950

Q: How do I find information about scholarships? Visit the Arkansas Department of Higher Education website or call 501-371-2000. Q: How old do I have to be to play lottery games? Players must be 18 years or older. Q: Where can I buy tickets? Look for the "Play Here" sign at retailer locations or visit our retailer locator .