Arkansas Lottery could hit Powerball jackpot | Arkansas Blog

Friday, December 23, 2011

Arkansas Lottery could hit Powerball jackpot

Posted By on Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 10:33 AM

powerball.JPG
Lottery officials are keeping a close watch on Georgia.

The person who bought a $77 million Powerball ticket at a Georgia truck stop June 29 has until Monday night before the 180-day window closes to claim the prize. So far, lottery officials have received no indication a claim is coming. If no one shows up, the jackpot will be distributed in proportion to sales to the 44 states and other entities that participate in the Powerball multi-state lottery game.

That would mean a windfall to the Arkansas Lottery. Under Arkansas rules, the money goes into the unclaimed prize pool and ultimately to the state's lottery scholarship fund. Arkansas accounted for about .8 percent of the sales for that week's Powerball sales, which means more than $600,000 of the jackpot could flow to Arkansas, by my rough calculation.

Tags: , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (7)

Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • A response to police arrests becomes a tutorial on race, class and policing in Little Rock

    John Walker, the 79-year-old civil rights lawyer, and his associate, Omavi Shukur, 29, a young lawyer devoted to criminal justice reform, talked to press this afternoon about their arrests Monday by Little Rock police for supposedly obstructing governmental operations in observing and attempting to film a routine police traffic stop. It was a tutorial on sharp views of race, class and governance in Little Rock.
    • Sep 29, 2016
  • Latest Obamacare repeal bill would hit Arkansas treasury hard

    The latest effort to undo Obamacare, the Graham-Cassidy legislation, would shift federal support for health coverage to a block grant system to the states. Bad news for Arkansas.
    • Sep 18, 2017
  • Donald Trump declares war on Hillary Clinton's marriage

    Donald Trump gave a remarkable interview to the New York Times yesterday in which he declared open season on the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton's past infidelity. Seems like a loser, but I've been wrong before.
    • Oct 1, 2016

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation