Lottery officials announced on Wednesday that LOTTO, a game played and won exclusively in Arkansas, had hit $1 million. According to a press statement, tonight's drawing will be for $1,011,000 total.
The odds of winning the jackpot in the LOTTO game, which went live on Sept. 21, are 1 in 3,838,380, according to the press release and website.
In the press release, Eric Hagler, executive director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, said: "It would be amazing if an Arkansas lottery player could begin 2023 as a billionaire.
Although there hasn't been a jackpot winner, 61 people have won $1,500 or more, and two LOTTO players cashed winning tickets worth a total of $25,000.
According to the lottery website, in order to win $25,000, players must match five out of the six numbers as well as the bonus number. According to the website, the chances of winning that manner are one in 639,730.
The odds of winning $1,500 by matching five numbers without the bonus number, according to the lottery website, are one in 19,386.
The MegaMillions jackpot has increased to $640 million, according to the game's website, in other lottery-related news. It will be drawn again on Friday.
According to Ashley McNatt, a representative for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, that jackpot is the second largest of the year.
According to her, the greatest jackpot for the year was $1.34 billion, which was won in July. According to McNatt, the record-breaking MegaMillions jackpot was $1.537 billion, which was achieved in 2018.
Another jackpot is available to win. According to the statement, the Powerball prize for Wednesday night's drawing is $215 million. According to Mcnatt, the jackpot hit a record-breaking high of $1.9 billion this year in November.