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Natural State Jackpot

1. PICK YOUR NUMBERS: Select five numbers from 1 to 39. Use a playslip to mark your numbers or mark the Quick Pick (QP) box for randomly-generated numbers.

2. BUY YOUR TICKET: Each NSJ ticket costs $1 per play. NSJ sales are suspended one minute prior to the draw. Once a NSJ ticket has been printed, it cannot be canceled. NSJ tickets must be purchased from a licensed lottery retailer.

3. PLAY MULTIPLE DRAWINGS: Request from 2 to 20 Multi Draws either on the playslip or through the retailer. Multi Draws will include the next upcoming draw and be consecutive from that draw. Draws cannot be skipped.

4. CHECK YOUR TICKETS: Winning numbers are available at MyArkansasLottery.com, from your local retailer, or by calling 501-682-4966.

PLAYSLIP INSTRUCTIONS
1)
Fill out Natural State Jackpot playslips with pencil or blue or black ink — not red ink. Each Natural State Jackpot play costs $1. Mark up to five plays per playslip (Play A-Play E).
2) If you make a mistake, do not erase. Mark the VOID box and use the next play.
3) Mark five numbers from 1 to 39 in the play area.
4) Mark Quick Pick (QP) to have the numbers randomly selected at the terminal.
5) To play multiple upcoming draws, mark from two to 20 multi-draws at the bottom of the playslip for $1 each. Each multi-draw will include the next Natural State Jackpot draw. Draws cannot be skipped.
6) Double-check the completed playslip and present to ASL retailer to receive a printed ticket. Printed Natural State Jackpot tickets cannot be canceled.
7) Natural State Jackpot players are bound by Arkansas law and OAL game rules, regulations and policies. NSJ ticket buyers must be 18 years of age or older. Claims must be pursuant with OAL rules as the sole remedy of the claimant. PLEASE PLAY RESPONSIBLY.

Natural State Jackpot Playslip

Game Rules

About the game

The Natural State Jackpot (NSJ) is a drawing game exclusive to Arkansas. NSJ drawings are held Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m. CST. The jackpot starts at $50,000 and increases by $5,000 every draw until it hits $150,000. After that, it increases by $10,000 every draw until it’s won. Five numbers are drawn from 1 to 39. If all your numbers match those that are chosen, you win the jackpot. If other players also match all five numbers, the prize will be shared in equal amounts. Each play is $1.

NATURAL STATE JACKPOT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Playing Natural State Jackpot

Q: Who can play?
A: Anyone 18 or older.

Q: Where and when are NSJ drawings held?
A: NSJ drawings are held in Little Rock at 8 p.m. CST Monday-Saturday.

Q: Which has better odds – picking my own numbers or requesting a Quick Pick?
A: Whether you pick your own numbers or have the terminal randomly select numbers for you, the odds of winning are the same.

Points for Prizes®

Q: Can I enter non-winning NSJ tickets in Points for Prizes®?
A: Yes. Winning and non-winning numbers from terminal-generated games like NSJ are eligible. Visit https://theclub.aslplayerservices.com/pia to enter and add Points for Prizes® points to your account. Points for Prizes® codes from terminal-generated games must be entered within 180 days of purchase date and/or the last draw date printed on the front of the ticket. Look for the 20 digit Points for Prizes Code.

Play It Again®

Q: Can I enter non-winning NSJ tickets in Play It Again®?
A: No.

Purchasing Tickets

Q: How much do NSJ tickets cost?
A: NSJ tickets cost $1 per play.

Q: Can I purchase NSJ tickets in advance?
A: To play multiple upcoming draws, request from 2 to 20 Multi Draws either on the playslip or through the retailer. Multi Draws will include the next upcoming draw and be consecutive from that draw. Draws cannot be skipped.

Q: How late can I purchase NSJ tickets on a draw night?
A: NSJ sales are suspended one minute prior to the nightly draw – at 7:59 p.m.

Q: Can a NSJ ticket be voided or canceled?
A: No. Once a NSJ ticket has been printed, it cannot be canceled.

Q: Can I buy tickets online or by mail?
A: No. NSJ tickets must be purchased from a licensed lottery retailer.

Prizes and Claims

Q: How do I win?
A: NSJ players who match five numbers will share the jackpot prize. There are three secondary prize divisions which are fixed-amount prizes: NSJ players who match four numbers will win $300; NSJ players who match three numbers will win $7 and NSJ players who match two numbers will receive the break-even prize of $1. Overall odds of winning are 1 in 9; top NSJ prize odds are 1 in 575,757.

Q: Do NSJ tickets expire?
A: Prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the draw date on which the prize was won.

Q: Can I redeem a winning NSJ ticket in any state?
A: No.

Q: I lost my ticket. Can I claim a prize with a playslip or store receipt?
A: NSJ prizes can only be claimed with a ticket printed from the lottery terminal. Playslips or store receipts will not constitute proof of purchase. Lottery tickets are bearer instruments, meaning the person who presents the ticket for claim will be presumed to be the owner. Always sign the back of any lottery ticket immediately.

Natural State Jackpot’s Jackpot

Q: What happens if more than one person wins the jackpot?
A: If there is more than one jackpot-winning ticket, the prize will be split equally between the jackpot-winning tickets.

Q: What happens if the jackpot is not claimed?
A: If the jackpot is not claimed within 180 days of the draw date on which the prize was won, the jackpot funds will be returned to the state.

The Natural State Jackpot (NSJ) is a drawing game exclusive to Arkansas. NSJ drawings are held Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m. CST. The jackpot starts at $50,000 and increases by $5,000 every draw until it hits $150,000. After that, it increases by $10,000 every draw until it’s won. Five numbers are drawn from 1 to 39. If all your numbers match those that are chosen, you win the jackpot. If other players also match all five numbers, the prize will be shared in equal amounts. Each play is $1.

Arkansas Natural State Jackpot Strategies

Natural State Jackpot Stats

  • Odds: 1 in 575,757
  • Jackpot: Minimum $25,000
  • Pick Size: Pick-5
  • Where to Play: Arkansas
  • How to Play: Choose 5 numbers from 1-39
  • Price: $1
  • Drawings: Monday-Saturday
  • How to Win: Match all 5 winning numbers
  • Official Website:Arkansas State Lottery
  • Advantage Gold History File:ar0539.slh

About Arkansas Natural State Jackpot Lotto Game

Arkansas has started its first statewide-only lotto jackpot game! Arkansas Natural State Jackpot 5/39 began on August 27, 2012. This is the game Gail Howard recommends for you to play in Arkansas. The state’s other lotto options include Lucky for Life, Powerball, and Mega Millions, which are all multi-state games with bigger jackpots, but they are extremely difficult to win.

To play Natural State Jackpot, choose five numbers from 1 to 39. Each ticket costs $1. This game draws the five winning numbers six days a week from Monday through Saturday.

The odds of winning the Arkansas Natural State Jackpot first prize is one in 575,757. The odds of winning any prize is 1 in 9. The Natural State Jackpot has a rolling jackpot that starts at $25,000. The Natural State Jackpot jackpot will not make you mega rich, but it’s guaranteed that when you win it, you will be very, very happy.

Solutions to Help You Pick the Right Arkansas Natural State Jackpot Numbers

Strategy Book

Below are free lotto tips to help you play the game smarter and win the lottery, taken from Gail Howard’s lotto book, Lottery Master Guide. This is just a sample, and the book explains all of Smart Luck’s successful methods of number selection in great detail with examples of patterns shown throughout. It is a great starting place for any lotto player.

Strategy Software

Advantage Gold software makes all the charts for this game, to automate the process of choosing the best numbers to play.

Lotto Wheeling Systems to help you win

In addition to number selection strategies, you should take advantage of wheeling your lotto numbers to improve your odds. You can quickly and easily wheel pick-5 lotto numbers using the Balanced Wheels in the Wheel Five Gold lottery software. You get a minimum win guarantee with every wheel!

Lottery Strategies TO HELP YOU WIN Arkansas Natural State Jackpot

Lottery numbers are randomly drawn. But randomly drawn numbers form patterns that can be tracked and used to our advantage. Having carefully analyzed all the drawings in past lotto results of more than 200 different lotto games worldwide, with histories going back as far as 1955, we have verified the following incredibly simple rule:

The key to Smart Luck’s successful lotto number selection methods is playing the probabilities. If you play a pattern that occurs only five percent of the time, you can expect that pattern to lose 95 percent of the time, giving you no chance to win 95 percent of the time. So, don’t buck the probabilities.

How to WIN Arkansas Natural State Jackpot Lotto

ODD-EVEN LOTTO NUMBER TIPS

When you select your lotto numbers, try to have a relatively even mix of odd and even numbers. All odd numbers or all even numbers are rarely drawn, occurring less than 3 percent of the time. The best mix is to have 3/2 or 2/3 which means three odd and two even, or two odd and three even. One of these two patterns will occur in about 67 percent of the drawings.

HIGH-LOW LOTTO NUMBER TIPS

Winning numbers are usually spread across the entire number field. If we take a number field and cut it in half, we have the low half and the high half. In a 39-number game, numbers 1 to 20 would be in the low half, and numbers 21 to 39 would be in the high half. All high numbers or all low numbers are rarely drawn, occurring only 3 percent of the time. The best mix is to have 3/2 or 2/3 which means three high and two low, or two high and three low. One of these two patterns will occur in about 67 percent of the drawings.

LOTTERY NUMBER GROUP STRATEGIES

Look at a list of past winning numbers for AR pick-5 lotto, and you’ll see, more often than not, that one or more of the number groups is not represented. For example, in the combination 5-8-14-17-32, there are no 20’s. Tracking and studying Number Groups can help you decide which group to omit and which group to give extra heavy play.

LOTTERY GAMES SKIPPED STRATEGIES

List the number of games skipped (games out) since the last hit (win) for each of the winning numbers during the last five games. Then mark the number of times each skip occurred. If any skip from 0 to 5 did not occur, play the Lotto numbers that are out that many games. (Help working with lotto games skipped.)

LOTTO NUMBER SUM ADVICE – PLAY A BALANCED GAME ®

After you choose five numbers you want to play, add them together and make sure that the sum of the five numbers adds up to somewhere between 75 and 125. Sums that fall within that range will account for over 70 percent of all lottery jackpots won.

REPEAT HITS LOTTERY TIPS

In Natural State Jackpot, on average, one lottery number will be a repeat hit from the last drawing every other drawing.

HOT NUMBER LOTTERY SECRETS

Numbers that have been out (losers) for four games or less account for about half of the winning numbers. Losing numbers that have been out for seven games or less account for about two-thirds of all the winning numbers. Numbers out ten games or less account for about 78 percent of the winning numbers. This tells us that hot numbers are more likely to hit, but don’t forget to include at least one long shot in your group of 5.

COLD NUMBER TIPS

It is difficult to know when a cold number will end a long losing streak. If you play a number every drawing because you think it is due, you could be chasing it for many months. (Number 45 in New York Lotto sat out 100 drawings before it finally hit.) Although, when a number has been out for 70 games or so, it might be worth chasing.

Lottery Pools and Lottery Syndicates

POOL YOUR WAY TO LOTTO RICHES

Several of the 109 Lotto jackpots won with Smart Luck lottery systems were won by groups of people who pooled their money. Sharing the ticket cost with others stretches your Lotto budget. By playing with a group, you can afford to buy more lottery tickets—and play larger wheeling systems—than you could (or should) by yourself. Draw up an agreement and have the members of your pool sign it.

How to Get Lucky in Lotto

CASH IN ON THE LUCK OF OTHERS

When you form a Lotto pool, your group is also pooling its aggregate luck. A jackpot could happen because of the luck just one member brings to your pool. Select your partners carefully. Share your luck with winners, not losers. Avoid negative people. Not only are they unlucky, but they dampen enthusiasm and drain energy from others. You want to enhance your own luck, not dilute its strength. One quick way to tell winners from losers is simply to ask them: “Do you think you are a lucky person?” Many people quickly admit, “I’m unlucky. I never win anything.” They won’t bring good luck to your group either.

CASH IN ON A POSITIVE ATTITUDE

No one should play games of chance out of desperation because they need the winnings. The needy have a greater fear of losing the hard-earned money they gamble with. It is just one of life’s dirty tricks that the very fear of losing blocks the winning forces. Thoughts are charged with energy, especially when triggered by emotion. Fear attracts exactly that which one fears. A strong desire for a goal that is charged with positive energy, attracts a positive response, especially when every effort is made to attain that goal.

Lottery Wheels

USE BALANCED WHEEL ® SYSTEMS

Balanced Wheeling ® Systems allow you to bet a large group of numbers (more than 5), play scientific combinations of that group of numbers, and get a specific minimum win guarantee. Balanced Wheels ® force all the winning numbers that are in your group to come together to give you at least one prize if some or all of the winning numbers are in your chosen group.

It’s true that the more numbers you wheel, the easier it is to trap the winning numbers in your chosen group. But to get the most leverage for your money, the optimum number of numbers to wheel is not more than four or five numbers over HALF the numbers in your game. That means wheeling not more than about 25 Natural State Jackpot numbers. Otherwise, you’ll be spending MORE money chasing a SMALLER guaranteed prize. You benefit more by wheeling a carefully selected group of numbers.

THE BEST WAY TO WHEEL ALL THE LOTTO NUMBERS IN YOUR GAME

Any one wheeling system that covers ALL the 39 numbers in the Arkansas State Lotto game is too spread out, making the win guarantee not worth the wager. There are smart ways to wheel all the numbers in the game by using Trap-by-Overlap and other wheeling strategies covered on pages 137 to 142 in Gail Howard’s lotto book, Lottery Master Guide.

Most of Smart Luck’s lottery winners used a Balanced Wheel ® in addition to her Smart Luck ® number selection methods. You can use a FREE interactive Balanced Wheel ® System that won multiple jackpots. Read about our lottery winners, too. And when you win a jackpot with Smart Luck lotto systems, tell us about it so you can be added to Gail Howard’s growing list of winners. If you don’t want your name publicized, we will honor that.

Save Money by Knowing Lotto Numbers to Avoid

Lotto players who select their lottery numbers thoughtlessly or foolishly are destined to lose even before the drawing takes place. By knowing which number combinations and patterns to avoid, you’ll have an advantage over such players—and save money, too.

AVOID NUMBER COMBINATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN DRAWN BEFORE

Many players like to bet the numbers that have won someone else a big jackpot, and by doing so, they are almost guaranteed NOT to win one themselves. In Natural State Jackpot, with six drawings a week, a set of five numbers has a chance of being drawn once every 1,845 years. This should also answer the question we are so often asked, “Shouldn’t I keep playing the same set of numbers every week because they are due to hit sometime?”

AVOID BETTING FIVE CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS

Even four consecutive numbers is a very rare occurrence that, in most Lotto games, has never happened once.

AVOID BETTING ONE LOTTO NUMBER GROUP

Never choose all five numbers from one number group, such as all single digits, or all teens, or all 20’s, etc. All five winning numbers drawn from one group is highly unlikely.

AVOID THE COMBINATION 1-2-3-4-5

The most popular set of numbers most often played is: 1-2-3-4-5. Thousands of tickets are bought with this combination every drawing. The selection is too far out of balance to come up in a random drawing.

AVOID PATTERN BETTING

Pattern betting is an even more popular method of marking bet slips. Patterns of numbers marked in a row to make a straight line, either across the bet slip vertically or diagonally get heavy play—which means sharing the prize with others if the numbers are drawn as winners. Other designs such as patterns of initials or numbers or crosses also get heavy play.

AVOID NUMBER MULTIPLES

Other popular combinations that get heavy play are the number multiples, especially 5-10-15-20-25 and 7-14-21-28-35.

AVOID ALL SAME LAST DIGITS

Many people like to play same last digits, such as 3-13-23-33, or all digits that end in seven, or some other favorite lucky lottery number. Even four same last digits occur in less than two-tenths of one percent of all drawings. Winning sets of numbers with no more than one repeated last digit represent nearly 90 percent of all drawings.

AVOID LOW NUMBER COMBINATIONS

The majority of Lotto players like to play the calendar numbers, such as birth dates and anniversaries—and their children’s ages. This means that the most heavily played numbers are 1 through 31. Natural State Jackpot has 39 numbers. If you play only the calendar numbers, you might be sharing your jackpot with dozens of other winners. It’s not to say that you shouldn’t play your personal numbers if you feel these lucky numbers are good to play. But we recommend that you include a couple of high numbers so that just in case your numbers do hit, you win a prize that’s worth something.

NIX LOTTO QUICK PICKS

Quick Picks are used by lazy people who want to be in the action without putting any effort into winning. When you read articles about jackpot winners, it appears as though they all used either Quick Picks, birth dates, or their children’s ages. The vast majority of people do play that way. If the majority of tickets sold are Quick Picks, then it makes sense that the majority of jackpots won should be won with Quick Picks. However, when you see the actual statistics, as we did, you’ll find that you have a better chance of winning by picking numbers randomly out of a hat than by using Quick Picks.

In Lotto, the Trend is Your Friend

The shortest, easiest way to search for lotto numbers that have the greatest probability of winning is to track the trends. Smart Luck strategies show you how to understand and use historical data. Advantage Gold is the best lotto strategy software which has a vast assortment of charts and reports that allow you to examine your lotto numbers in an infinite variety of ways. Advantage Gold teaches you to understand and use historical data.

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