Lottery Jackpots Combine to Reach $738M

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) – A combined $738 million is up for grabs between the estimated Mega Millions® and Powerball® jackpots Tuesday and Wednesday, prompting lottery officials to urge Arkansas players to get their tickets for these winning national draw game jackpots!

“It only takes one ticket to win a huge jackpot,” Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop Woosley noted, “but there are other ways to win draw game prizes, too -- and our Arkansas players are winning!” On Powerball® in 2018 alone, he noted, Arkansas has already seen $150,000 winners in Pine Bluff and Newport; $50,000 Powerball® winners in Fort Smith, Gould, Marianna, Centerton, and Hardy, and a $100,000 winner in Mountain Home. Nationally, 39 Powerball® tickets have won $1 million in 2018; another seven tickets have won $2 million this year. 

Just in 2018, Woosley said there have been Arkansas Mega Millions® winners all over the state as well, including Jonesboro, Lonoke, Searcy, Camden, Bismarck, Benton, Bono, Arkadelphia, Bentonville, White Hall, Hot Springs, Sheridan, Pine Bluff, Springdale, Alexander, Siloam Springs, Bald Knob, Stuttgart, Barling, Pocahontas, Lake Village, Hackett, Crossett, Batesville, Altus, Clarksville, Cabot, Maumelle, Malvern, Paragould, and Heber Springs. Last April, the state of Arkansas had its biggest-ever lottery win with Eliberto Cantu’s $177M Mega Millions® jackpot on a ticket purchased in Stuttgart.

“Arkansas players, with the current Powerball® jackpot at $420M and the Mega Millions® jackpot at $318M, be sure and get your tickets for tonight and Wednesday night’s drawings!,” he said. “Let’s have another big draw game jackpot winner in Arkansas!” 

Find out more about Powerball® and Mega Millions® at the Lottery’s newly-redesigned, mobile-friendly website:

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