Arkansas Lottery begins today

It’s official. Scratch-off tickets for the Arkansas Lottery are now on sale at nearly 1,500 retailers throughout the state with the proceeds going towards funding college scholarships.

Currently, there are four scratch-off games to play in total. More games will follow in the coming months with Powerball expected to being on Oct. 31.

If you’re a lucky winner of a prize under $500, you can redeem your winning ticket at any lottery retailer. Winning lottery tickets of more than $500 will need to be taken to one of three claim centers across the state. Claim centers will be located in Springdale, Jonesboro and Camden but aren’t expected to be open until later this fall. Until then, winning tickets of over $500 can be mailed to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery office in Little Rock.

The four scratch-off games currently available are:

3 Times Lucky

Ticket Price: $1
Prize Range: $1 to $3,000
Overall Odds of Winning: 1 in 4.80
How to Play: Scratch entire play area. Get three “3s” in any one row, column or diagonal line like tic-tac-toe, win prize shown in prize box.

Arkansas Riches

Ticket Price: $2
Prize Range: $2 to $20,000
Overall Odds of Winning: 1 in 4.00
How to Play: Match any of YOUR NUMBERS to any of the WINNING NUMBERS, win prize shown.

Jumbo Bucks

Ticket Price: $2
Prize Range: $2 to $25,000
Overall Odds of Winning: 1 in 4.08
How to Play: Match any of YOUR NUMBERS to either of the two SERIAL NUMBERS, win prize shown for that number. Get “JUMBO” and win 5 times that prize.

$100,000 Cash Bonanza

Ticket Price: $5
Prize Range: $5 to $100,000
Overall Odds of Winning: 1 in 3.27
How to Play: Match any of YOUR NUMBERS to any of the WINNING NUMBERS, win prize shown. Reveal a “BILL” symbol and win prize shown.

For more information on the Arkansas Lottery and to find a local retailer, visit myarkansaslottery.com

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