Arkansas Lottery http://ualrpublicradio.org en Natural State Jackpot Has $410,000 Winner http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/natural-state-jackpot-has-410000-winner <p>A Lonoke man has won the Natural State Jackpot, claiming a $410,000 prize after the game had 63 draws without a top winner.</p><p>Arkansas lottery officials said Friday that the winner of the five-number draw is Curtis O'Hare, who bought his ticket at a Cabot convenience store.</p><p>The game began in August 2012 as an Arkansas-only numbers game. The game has about 575,000 possible number combinations but the odds are better than in national draw games, such as Powerball and Mega Millions, which lottery officials say makes it popular among players.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:26:55 +0000 Associated Press 21668 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Attorney General: Keno Decision Up To Lotto Commission http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-attorney-general-keno-decision-lotto-commission <p>Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says it&#39;s up to the state&#39;s Lottery Commission to determine whether it can offer keno under the constitutional amendment setting up the lottery.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McDaniel said in an advisory opinion Tuesday that determining whether a particular game may be conducted as a lottery is a task that should first be undertaken by the Arkansas Lottery Commission.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 11:00:28 +0000 Associated Press 12169 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Attorney General: Keno Decision Up To Lotto Commission Arkansas Lottery Panel To Vote On Pay Raises http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-lottery-panel-vote-pay-raises <p>The Arkansas Lottery Commission is voting whether to give pay raises to its director and other employees.</p><p>The commission is scheduled to meet by conference call on Wednesday to vote on whether to give cost-of-living and merit pay raises to Director Bishop Woosley, Internal Auditor Matt Brown and other employees of the games.</p><p>The commission met in a closed door session Monday to review Woosley and Brown's performance. Woosley, the former chief legal counsel for the games, was hired as the lottery's director last year.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:32:12 +0000 Associated Press 6888 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Mayflower Woman Wins $2 Million From Arkansas Lottery http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/mayflower-woman-wins-2-million-arkansas-lottery <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="3">A Mayflower woman has won $2 million in an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery scratch-off game.&nbsp;</font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="3">The lottery said Monday that Linda Newsom won with a Gold Rush lottery ticket that she purchased at Mayflower Quick Mart. </font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="3">Lottery spokesman Kevin McCarthy says Newsom spent $20 for the winning ticket and that she said she plans to invest her winnings. </font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:55:06 +0000 Associated Press 1569 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Mayflower Woman Wins $2 Million From Arkansas Lottery