Theticket was purchased at B & B Junction on Highway 71 North in Lockesburg(Sevier County). The $50 Million Powerball jackpot was hit by a Floridaplayer and the jackpot Friday night will be $40 Million. Prizes from $4 to $2Million are up for grabs in every Powerball drawing, regardless of the sizeoff the jackpot.
Thewinning player's identity will not be known until the ticket is cashed. Allplayers who purchased Powerball Millions tickets for this draw at B & BJunction in Lockesburg will want to check their numbers against the winningnumbers to see if their ticket is the lucky one.
Prizescan be claimed at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Claim Center at 124 West CapitolAvenue in Little Rock. Call ahead to 501-683-2000 to check for weather-relatedclosings.
Aprize at this level is won when the player correctly chooses the fivewhite-ball numbers between 1 and 59, but not the Powerball number (between1 and 35). The prize is $1,000,000, but this winning player added the $1PowerPlay, which doubles the prize to $2 Million. That extra dollar earned thewinner an extra million dollars!
Thenext chances to win big are tonight with either the Arkansas-only Natural StateJackpot at $185,000 or Decades of Dollars with a top prize of $250,000 a yearfor 30 years. Friday, Mega Millions offers a jackpot of $25 Million, andSaturday is your next chance to win Powerball, like the Lockesburg player, witha top prize off $40 Million.
Sohow are your chances? Here is a list of Powerball wins in Arkansas in thelast three years and three months:
ONE $2 MILLION winner $2,000,000
Five $1,000,0000 winners $5,000,000
Nine $200,0000 winners $1,800,000
Two $100,000winners $ 200,000
Ten $50,000winners $ 500,000
Twenty-two $40,000 winners $ 880,000
Eight $30,000winners $ 240,000
Nine $20,000 winners $ 180,000
Fifty-six $10,000 winners $ 560,000
An ASL spokesperson says, "That's about $37 Million in life changingprizes. There have been millions and millions of dollars awarded to lowertier Arkansas winners."