Arkansas Lottery Games


Here are the lottery games that you can play in Arkansas:

GamePrize TypeNumbersSale Closes
Cash 3 MiddayTop Prize3 from 0-912:55 p.m.
Cash 3 EveningTop Prize3 from 0-96:55 p.m.
Cash 4 MiddayTop Prize4 from 0-912:55 p.m.
Cash 4 EveningTop Prize4 from 0-96:55 p.m.
Natural State JackpotJackpot5 from 1-397:59 p.m.
PowerballJackpot5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-268:59 p.m.
Mega MillionsJackpot5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-259:45 p.m.
Lucky for LifeTop Prize5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-188:30 p.m.


Game Schedule


Exact times for each lottery game draw:

Cash 3 Midday12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.
Cash 3 Evening6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.
Cash 4 Midday12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.
Cash 4 Evening6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.
Natural State Jackpot8:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Powerball9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.
Mega Millions10:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Lucky for Life9:38 p.m.9:38 p.m.

*All times are displayed in Arkansas local time.


Arkansas Lottery COVID 19 Update

Please stay alert as scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic. You will never be asked to send money to receive a lottery prize.


Draws & Game Updates


All games will continue as normal but the Minimum jackpot (starting jackpots) for Arkansas Powerball and Mega Millions have been removed.

All will be published before each draw and depends on ticket sales and interest rates.


Claiming a Winning Ticket

  • Prizes over $500 should be claimed from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Claim Center or via mail. No claims are processed after 4:15 p.m.

    Important information when claiming in person:

    • Only one claimant at a time is allowed in the claim center.
    • Masks or face coverings are mandatory.
    • If possible the prize claim forms should be already filled out beforehand.

    To claim a prize via mail, send the signed winning ticket to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Claim Center (P.O. Box 3838, Little Rock, AR 72203) along with a copy of a photo ID card, a filled out Prize Claim Form.


Claim Centers


Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Claim Center

P.O. Box 3838, Little Rock, AR 72203

Advance Draws


Number of consecutive draws each Arkansas State Lottery games allows you to play:

GameAdvanced Draws
Cash 3 Middayup to 14
Cash 3 Eveningup to 14
Cash 4 Middayup to 14
Cash 4 Eveningup to 14
Natural State Jackpotup to 20
Powerballup to 20
Mega Millionsup to 20
Lucky for Lifeup to 20


Tax Information


Arkansas Lottery Federal, and state tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents. In case you will win you will receive a W2-G form use to file taxes by the end of the year.

WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $5,000State Tax7.0%
Over $5,000Federal Tax30.0%

If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or is not a US resident, Arkansas Lottery tax withholdings on winnings are as such:

WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $5,000State Tax7.0%
Over $5,000Federal Tax30.0%

Arkansas Lottery


The Arkansas Lottery


The Arkansas State Lottery was launched in 2008 after a majority vote to legalize the sale of lottery tickets. In 2009, it became the 33rd state to join the Multi-State Lottery Association that facilitates national lotteries like Powerball and Mega Millions.

Apart from these two games, the Arkansas Lottery offers Cash 4, Cash 3, Natural State Jackpot, and Lucky for Life. You can also play Arkansas Lottery scratch cards and other instant games.

All draws of the Arkansas lottery are conducted via a random number generator, so each outcome is completely spontaneous. Additionally, it’s one of the first lotteries to begin using computerized drawings.

A large portion of profits generated by the Arkansas Lottery goes towards funding college scholarships for students. It’s contributed close to $1 billion to education, $3 billion in prizes, and over $200 million in commissions. The Arkansas Lottery only receives an 8% profit on each dollar of revenue, as more than 92% pays for the abovementioned expenses.

To buy lottery tickets in Arkansas, you must be at least 18 years or older. Additionally, you can only purchase tickets at authorized retailers, as online sales aren’t permitted. Winning tickets must be claimed within 180 days.

It’s also possible to buy tickets in advance for a specific number of consecutive draws. However, this number varies according to your chosen game. Cash 3 and Cash 4 allow a maximum of 14 advanced draws, while Natural State Jackpot, Arkansas Lottery Powerball, Arkansas Lottery Mega Millions, and Arkansas Lottery Lucky for Life allow for a maximum of 20 advanced draws.

There are eight lottery games you can play in Arkansas. Some of these games offer a jackpot, while others have a top prize. Here’s a list of each game and its corresponding Arkansas lottery numbers:

  • Cash 3 Midday - Pick three numbers between 0-9
  • Cash 3 Evening - Pick three numbers between 0-9
  • Cash 4 Midday - Pick four numbers between 0-9
  • Cash 4 Evening - Pick four numbers between 0-9
  • Natural State Jackpot - Pick five numbers between 1-39
  • Powerball - Pick five numbers between 1-69 and one number between 1-26
  • Mega Millions - Pick five numbers between 1-70 and one number between 1-25
  • Lucky for Life - Pick five numbers between 1-48 and one number between 1-18

Every game incorporates a certain set of Arkansas Lottery numbers. As an example, the Cash 4 game requires you to select four numbers between 0-9. On your ticket, you’ll need to choose such numbers that you think will be picked in the draw.

If you’re not lucky enough to land all the Arkansas Lottery winning numbers, you can still get a cash prize for guessing at least two numbers.

If you win $500 or less, you can claim your prize at a local retailer, visit the Arkansas Lottery claim center, or mail your signed ticket to the Arkansas Lottery.

You can also redeem winnings over $500 at the Arkansas Lottery claim center. Alternatively, you can complete a claim form and mail it to the Arkansas Lottery along with your signed ticket and a copy of your ID.

In 2017, the biggest Arkansas Lottery winner made headlines when he won a whopping $177 million. The second-largest win occurred in 2010 when a lucky lottery player won $25 million in the Powerball.

The Arkansas Lottery results for each game are decided through random draws that take place on specific days.

  • Cash 3 Midday and Cash 4 Midday draws are at 12:59 pm from Monday to Saturday.
  • Cash 3 Evening and Cash 4 Evening draws are at 6:59 pm every day.
  • Natural State Jackpot draws are at 8:00 pm from Monday to Saturday.
  • Powerball draws are at 9:59 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Mega Millions draws are at 10:00 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Lucky for Life draws are at 9:38 pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

The Arkansas Lottery app gives you a second chance at winning. The process works as follows:

  1. Download the app and create an account.
  2. Enter your eligible non-winning ticket details or use the Arkansas Lottery ticket scanner.
  3. Receive a second chance and play it against drawings, earn reward points, and access Arkansas lottery codes.

Yes. All Arkansas Lottery winners that receive more than $5,000 have to pay federal and state taxes. If you win more than $500 but less than $5,000, you’ll have to fill out a W2-G form and submit it to the tax authority.

The lottery in Arkansas withholds a specific percentage of winnings above $5,000 for tax purposes as follows:

  • State tax: 7%
  • Federal tax: 24%
  • Total tax: 31%

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