Arkansas Lottery

Local & Regional News
12:26 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Natural State Jackpot Has $410,000 Winner

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.

Local & Regional News
6:00 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Arkansas Attorney General: Keno Decision Up To Lotto Commission

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says it's up to the state's Lottery Commission to determine whether it can offer keno under the constitutional amendment setting up the lottery. 

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. 

A state legislator in July had asked for the opinion on keno and bingo, and also asked whether the lottery could authorize draw games where the results are posted on video monitors.

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Local & Regional News
6:32 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Arkansas Lottery Panel To Vote On Pay Raises

The Arkansas Lottery Commission is voting whether to give pay raises to its director and other employees.

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.

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.

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5:55 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Mayflower Woman Wins $2 Million From Arkansas Lottery

Arkansas Lottery

A Mayflower woman has won $2 million in an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery scratch-off game. 

The lottery said Monday that Linda Newsom won with a Gold Rush lottery ticket that she purchased at Mayflower Quick Mart.

Lottery spokesman Kevin McCarthy says Newsom spent $20 for the winning ticket and that she said she plans to invest her winnings.


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