Natural State Jackpot Has $410,000 Winner

Apr 11, 2014

A Lonoke man has won the Natural State Jackpot, claiming a $410,000 prize after the game had 63 draws without a top winner.

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.

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.

During the jackpot run that began Jan. 15, the lottery had Natural State Jackpot sales of $3.2 million. About half of the game's proceeds go toward college scholarships for Arkansas residents.