LITTLE ROCK – Can you imagine winning $285 million? If so, you’re like thousands of Arkansas Powerball players who have their numbers ready for the $285,000,000 jackpot drawing Saturday at 10 p.m.
And why wouldn’t they? More than 9,000 Arkansas players have been Powerball winners since sales began in the state, including million-dollar winners in Lonoke, Searcy and Bella Vista.
A few other Powerball winners in Arkansas:
• $200,000 winner in Little Rock
• $150,000 winner in Alma
• $150,000 winner in Conway
• $100,000 and $10,000 winners in Mountain Home
• $100,000 winner in Springdale
• $50,000 winner in Hot Springs
• $50,000 winner in Greenwood
• $20,000 winner in Maumelle
• $10,000 winner in Gillham
So imagine winning $285 million. And if you can’t imagine that, there are plenty of other prizes up for grabs, too. See here under “Ways to Win:” http://myarkansaslottery.com/games/powerball)
This big Powerball jackpot is all well-timed, as extended through the month of February by popular demand is the lottery’s 5 Buck Bundle – a package which includes Powerball, Mega Millions and Natural State Jackpot tickets for, yes, five bucks. Drawing on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 p.m., tonight’s national Mega Millions jackpot is $30 million. Meanwhile, tonight’s Arkansas-only Natural State Jackpot top prize is $85,000; NSJ drawings are held Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
To get the 5 Buck Bundle, Arkansas Scholarship Lottery players must simply buy a $3 Powerball with PowerPlay ticket and a $2 Mega Millions with Megaplier ticket to receive a free $1 Natural State Jackpot ticket all February long. All three tickets will be Quick Picks. (This promotion is not available from lottery ticket vending machines or if tickets are purchased separately.)