Latest Draw: Sat Mar 6
Next Drawing: Mon Mar 8
What is Arkansas Natural State Jackpot?
The Natural State Jackpot (NSJ) is a ball drawing game only available to Arkansas lottery players. NSJ drawings are held Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m. CST with a jackpot that starts at $50,000 and increases by $5,000 every draw until it hits $150,000. After that, it increases by $10,000 every draw until it’s won.
Five numbers are drawn from 1 to 39. If all your numbers match those that are chosen, you win the jackpot. If other players also match all five numbers, the prize will be shared in equal amounts. Each play is $1.
What are the Arkansas Natural State Jackpot Draw Times?
Sales cut-off time is 7:59pm. 1 minute prior to draw time.
How do I Play Natural State Jackpot?
PICK YOUR NUMBERS: Select five numbers from 1 to 39. Use a playslip to mark your numbers or mark the Quick Pick (QP) box for randomly-generated numbers.
BUY YOUR TICKET: Each NSJ ticket costs $1 per play. NSJ sales are suspended one minute prior to the draw. Once a NSJ ticket has been printed, it cannot be canceled. NSJ tickets must be purchased from a licensed lottery retailer.
PLAY MULTIPLE DRAWINGS: Request from 2 to 20 Multi Draws either on the playslip or through the retailer. Multi Draws will include the next upcoming draw and be consecutive from that draw. Draws cannot be skipped.
How Can I Win the AR Natural State Jackpot?
1 in 575,757
1 in 3,387
1 in 103
1 in 10
Natural State Jackpot FAQs
Playing Natural State Jackpot
Q: Who can play?
A: Anyone 18 or older.
Q: Where and when are NSJ drawings held?
A: NSJ drawings are held in Little Rock at 8 p.m. CST Monday-Saturday.
Q: Which has better odds – picking my own numbers or requesting a Quick Pick?
A: Whether you pick your own numbers or have the terminal randomly select numbers for you, the odds of winning are the same.
Points for Prizes®
Q: Can I enter non-winning NSJ tickets in Points for Prizes®?
A: Yes. Winning and non-winning numbers from terminal-generated games like NSJ are eligible. Visit https://theclub.aslplayerservices.com/pia to enter and add Points for Prizes® points to your account. Points for Prizes® codes from terminal-generated games must be entered within 180 days of purchase date and/or the last draw date printed on the front of the ticket. Look for the 20 digit Points for Prizes Code.
Play It Again®
Q: Can I enter non-winning NSJ tickets in Play It Again®?
Q: How much do NSJ tickets cost?
A: NSJ tickets cost $1 per play.
Q: Can I purchase NSJ tickets in advance?
A: To play multiple upcoming draws, request from 2 to 20 Multi Draws either on the playslip or through the retailer. Multi Draws will include the next upcoming draw and be consecutive from that draw. Draws cannot be skipped.
Q: How late can I purchase NSJ tickets on a draw night?
A: NSJ sales are suspended one minute prior to the nightly draw – at 7:59 p.m.
Q: Can a NSJ ticket be voided or canceled?
A: No. Once a NSJ ticket has been printed, it cannot be canceled.
Q: Can I buy tickets online or by mail?
A: No. NSJ tickets must be purchased from a licensed lottery retailer.
Prizes and Claims
Q: How do I win?
A: NSJ players who match five numbers will share the jackpot prize. There are three secondary prize divisions which are fixed-amount prizes: NSJ players who match four numbers will win $300; NSJ players who match three numbers will win $7 and NSJ players who match two numbers will receive the break-even prize of $1. Overall odds of winning are 1 in 9; top NSJ prize odds are 1 in 575,757.
Q: Do NSJ tickets expire?
A: Prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the draw date on which the prize was won.
Q: Can I redeem a winning NSJ ticket in any state?
Q: I lost my ticket. Can I claim a prize with a playslip or store receipt?
A: NSJ prizes can only be claimed with a ticket printed from the lottery terminal. Playslips or store receipts will not constitute proof of purchase. Lottery tickets are bearer instruments, meaning the person who presents the ticket for claim will be presumed to be the owner. Always sign the back of any lottery ticket immediately.
Natural State Jackpot’s Jackpot
Q: What happens if more than one person wins the jackpot?
A: If there is more than one jackpot-winning ticket, the prize will be split equally between the jackpot-winning tickets.
Q: What happens if the jackpot is not claimed?
A: If the jackpot is not claimed within 180 days of the draw date on which the prize was won, the jackpot funds will be returned to the state.