After a successful vote which authorized the offer of lottery tickets in the state, The Arkansas lottery was just affirmed on November 4, 2008.
AR lottery was started with high expectations and there were celebrations and events across the Arkansas to celebrate the beginning of the state lottery.
The selling of Arkansas lottery tickets has begun on September 1998 at 12:01 AM by the authorized retailers.
Soon after its inception, Arkansas lottery has joined US mega jackpot Powerball and Mega Millions. Powerball became the most popular lottery game in Arkansas, once $25 million tickets sold at a store in Mayflower in 2010.
Apart from Powerball and Megamillion, AR lottery offers Cash 3, Cash 4 games a 3 digit pick 3 type games that draw two times each day.
A major part of the AR lottery profits goes to the education scholarships. More than $700 million was awarded for in-state college scholarships to AR students. And More than $2 billion were awarded as prizes to the lottery players and around $189 million in commission to the lottery retailers.
According to Arkansas lottery official site
More than 92 cents of every dollar of Lottery revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions and other expenses in Arkansas.
To participate in AR lottery, the player should be 18 years or older and the ticket can be purchased using cash from the AR lottery authorized retailers; no credit cards, checks or other payments methods are allowed.
Winners have 180 days to claim the prizes from the date of draw for the games like Powerball, Mega Millions, Cash 3 & 4, Lucky for Life and Natural State Jackpots. And for instant games, Winners have 90 days to claim the prize from the date of ticket purchase. And it is 180 days from the date of purchase for Fast Play games.
For details of Arkansas lottery and latest news visit Arkansas Lottery Official Website