$350,000 Natural State Jackpot is Largest-ever

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The largest-ever Natural State Jackpot (NSJ) is up for grabs tonight at $350,000.

The Arkansas-only lottery game has been building from an initial $25,000 and has not been won in 56 drawings.

Drawings are held six nights a week (every night except Sunday) at 8 p.m. (CST).

There were 10,644 lucky players who won prizes from $1 to $300, in last night's NSJ drawing.

The Natural State Jackpot has been won 20 times since the game began in August of last year.

Lottery officials say the game posted a record $458,645 in sales last week and 51,450 players won a prize from $1 to $300.  

There has been a total of twenty NSJ Drawings that have had top prize winners, with Jackpot prize amounts won from $35,000 to $295,000, the previous record setting jackpot. On Tuesday, Jan. 14, a player from Lepanto won the $295,000 Natural State Jackpot.  

NSJ is similar to Powerball, Mega Millions, and Decades of Dollars. Players choose five numbers between one and 39 and can play the same numbers for up to 20 consecutive draws. Each play costs $1.

Players matching two numbers will win $1; three numbers win $7; four matching numbers win $300, and all five numbers will win the jackpot, guaranteed to be worth at least $25,000. Each night in which there is no big winner, an additional $5,000 is added to the jackpot. If there is more than one jackpot winner, the prize will be equally divided among all the jackpot prize winners. The overall odds of winning are one in nine.  

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