The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is a very popular lottery from the great state of Arkansas which is run by the government of Arkansas and it was launched in the year 2008 after the Arkansas voters approved a ballot question legalizing the sale of lottery tickets in that state. The good thing about this lottery is that it was mainly established to help the Arkansas education sector by providing scholarships and the Arkansas lottery has since raised close to a billion US$ which has been used to help more than 542,000 students with college scholarships. The lottery is also lucrative because to date, more than $3.3 billion has been won in prizes to players, which is a huge figure indeed. When the lottery was launched, it joined two major national lotteries that is, Mega Millions and Powerball. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery consists of a number of games which you can bet on namely:
Natural State Jackpot
Since we have established that the Arkansas lottery (click here for the official lottery page) consists of many games we listed above, it is quite impossible to explain in simple terms how to play the Arkansas lottery but we have to look at each game individually and establish what the game is all about and how to play it.
The Arkansas Cash 3 is a very popular three-digit game from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. This game is popular because it has up to four ways of playing which automatically translate to more opportunities of winning. The Arkansas Cash 3 has two drawings daily, 6 days a week from Monday to Saturday. The two draws are the Arkansas Cash 3 Midday and the Arkansas Cash 3 Evening, with the Midday draw being conducted at 12:59 p.m and the Evening draw being conducted at 18:59. The four play styles available for this game are Straight, Box, Straight / Box and Combo. In order for you to play this game, you must select a number from 000 to 999, then choose a playstyle and a bet value. The highest amount which can be won in each draw is $500 but you need to bear in mind that the playstyle you use and your stake determines your maximum prize, additionally, you must match the winning draw numbers in their exact order for you to win the highest jackpot prize of $500.
The Arkansas Cash 4 is an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery which is played in fourways, which means more opportunities for punters to win. This game is a four-digit game where you are required to pick 4 numbers from 0-9. The Arkansas Cash 4 has two draws daily, that is the Midday and Evening draws which are drawn six days a week from Mondays to Saturdays at 12:59 p.m and 18:59 p.m respectively. In order for you to play this game, you must select a number from 000 to 999, then choose a playstyle and a bet value. The Four Playstyles for this game are Straight, Box, Straight / Box and Combo. The jackpot prize for each Arkansas Cash 4 Midday game is $5,000, but it is important to note that your maximum prize will depend on your wager and chosen playstyle.
Natural State Jackpot
The Arkansas Natural State Jackpot is Arkansas based which is only available to play in the State of Arkansas. The game is drawn from Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m. CST. The game is a 5/39 game which means that you have to select 5 numbers, all of which must match the drawn numbers in order to win the jackpot. If more than one player wins, the prize will be equally shared amongst the winners. The Arkansas Natural State Jackpot is quite a lucrative game because the jackpot starts at $50,000 and if it is not won, it increases by $5,000 every draw until it reaches $150,000 where it will start to increase by $10,000 every draw until it’s won. There are further fixed prizes for the players who get 2 , 3 and 4 numbers correctly.
The Arkansas Powerball is a multi-state jackpot game which is very popular in the Arkansas state. The lottery has two weekly drawings every Wednesday and Saturday and the draws are held at 9:59 p.m. CT after ticket sales have ended at 8:59 p.m. Powerball is a two set lottery and in order for you to play the Powerball, you must select 5 numbers from 1 to 69 and one number from 1 to 26 for the Powerball, the selection can be done manually or using the Quick Pick option which randomly makes your selections. Powerball is not a cheap lottery, each time you play the Powerball, you must part ways with $2 which is the cost of play and the Power Play option adds $1 per play.
MegaMillions is a very popular lottery which is played in a total of 45 states in the U.S. as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The lottery was launched in 1996 and has evolved through the years because when it was initially launched, it was referred to as the Big Game, it was relaunched in 2002 as The Big Game Mega Millions temporarily, before being renamed Mega Millions. The lottery is a 5/70 lottery and when you are playing Mega Millions, you must select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 for the Mega Ball, the selection can be done manually or using the Quick Pick option which randomly makes your selections. This lottery is one of the most lucrative lotteries in the world with its record jackpot a staggering $1.537 billion which was won in 2018. The ticket cost is $2 per ticket and you can add $1 for the Megaplier.
Fast Play games are exciting and one the quickest ways to win. With Fast Play, players can take part in multiple games, each with its own play style. The games which you can play as part of Fast Play are:
AR Progressive Jackpot
Tic Tac Rock
3 Times Lucky
Lucky for Life is a very popular multi-state game in the US which has 2 drawings a week every Monday and Thursday at 9:38 pm on both days. Lucky4Life is a 5/48 game which means that 5 balls are drawn from a range of 1-48 and one Lucky Ball number is drawn from 1-18. If you manage to match all your chosen numbers with the drawn ones, you will win the top prize of $7,000 a week for life or a cash option depending on your preference. When making your selections, you can do so manually or using the Quick Pick option which randomly makes selections on your behalf and the Lucky for Life® tickets cost $2 per play.
When are the Arkanses Lottery draws conducted?
The good thing about this lottery is that there is always a lottery available to play in Arkansas. Below is a drawings timetable for all the games;
Game Draw Days Draw Times*
Powerball Wednesday & Saturday 9:59 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 10:00 PM
Lucky for Life Monday & Thursday 9:38 PM
Natural State Jackpot Monday – Saturday 8:00 PM
Cash 3 Daily Daily 12:59 PM and 6:59 PM
Cash 4 Daily 12:59 PM and 6:59 PM
Who can bet on the Arkansas Lottery?
Please note that for you to bet on the Arkansas Lottery, you can only purchase the Arkansas Lottery tickets through authorized retailers and the tickets are not sold over the phone, by mail, or on the Internet.
How to claim your prize if you win?
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.