Natural State Jackpot climbs to $350k, highest prize ever

(KATV) The Natural State Jackpot is only available in Arkansas and it grows once again. April 1, it is the largest prize ever at $350,000. No one has won the jackpot in the past 56 drawings.

Each night in which there is no big winner, an additional $5,000 is added to the jackpot.{} If there is more than one jackpot winner, the prize will be equally divided among all the jackpot prize winners.{}

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery said the jackpot started at just $25,000 in January and has been rolling over ever since then.{} It may be no Powerball or MegaMillions, but the Lottery said winning the NSJ would be like withdrawing $1,000 every week for the next six years - after taxes.

Odds of winning the Natural State Jackpot are a lot better than the "major" lotteries - just one in 575,757.

Although no one has won the jackpot- 98,345 tickets were sold for the drawing Monday and 10,644 players won a prize. Last week over 51,450 players won a prize in an NSJ drawing. They range from $1 to $300.

If you match two numbers you win $1, three numbers wins $7, and matching four will win you a cool $300.

NSJ is similar to Powerball, Mega Millions, and Decades of Dollars.{} Players choose 5 numbers between 1 and 39 and can play for up to 20 consecutive draws.{} Each play costs $1.

The next drawing is Monday night at 8 p.m.

Here are some details from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery:

  • There have been 56 consecutive nightly drawings without a Top Prize Jackpot Winner.
  • Drawings are held six nights a week (every night except Sunday) at 8:00 p.m.
  • The Natural State Jackpot has been won 20 times since the game began in August of last year.
  • 20 Natural State Jackpot's have been won ranging from $35,000 to $295,000 by players in Arkansas.
  • The Largest Natural State Jackpot that has been won to date was $295,000 on January 14, 2014.{}
  • The Natural State Jackpot Game started on Monday, August 27, 2012, with a $25,000 Jackpot.
  • The odds of winning the Natural State Jackpot are 1 in 575,757.