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Arkansas Lottery Commission
Address: 124 W. CAPITOL - SUITE
Telephone: (501) 683-2000
Fax: (501) 683-1878
Population: 2.90
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Director: William Bishop Woosley
Start - Up: May 2009
Gross Sales FY2016: $455,599,402
Number of Employees approx 83.
Retailers: 1,910
On-line Vendor: INTRALOT
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
Advertising Agency: The Communications Group of Little Rock
Games Offered: Instant games, Powerball, Mega Millions, Cash 3 and Cash 4.
Beneficiaries: To provide scholarships and grants to Arkansas residents enrolled in public and private nonprofit two-year and four-year colleges and universities within the state.
Jurisdiction: The State of Arkansas

Background Information

The newest lottery in North America, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, was created by legislation in March 2009 after voters approved a lottery the previous November. The nine-member Lottery Commission was finalized that May and Lottery staffing began in June.
Ticket sales began September 28, 2009, some three months earlier than anticipated when the legislation was passed. Four instant games made up the initial launch, including price points of $1, $2 and $5. Barely 20 days later, the Lottery was able to repay in full to the State of Arkansas its $2.8 million startup loan. On December 7, the Lottery passed the $100 million sales mark, just 71 days after its launch.
The Lottery’s draw game portfolio began with the introduction of Powerball in October 2009, followed by Cash 3 in December. Current games also include Mega Millions, Cash 4, Decades of Dollars, Fast Play and the monthly raffle Arkansas 50/50.
The early success of its instant program – the Lottery quickly rose to fifth among all U.S. lotteries in terms of per capita sales for instant games in the fourth quarter 2009 – was credited to a welldesigned program that includes a strong second-chance program and a Points for Prizes players club.
Net proceeds from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery are used to provide scholarships and grants to Arkansas residents enrolled in public and private nonprofit two-year and four-year colleges and universities within the state. Because Arkansas has ranked next to last of all states in terms of the percentage of citizens holding college degrees, the Lottery is playing a critical role in helping more residents obtain solid education.


Lottery News Archive for CY2019
July 10, 2019 Arkansas Lottery Sets New Records in Proceeds for Scholarships and Sales
May 11, 2019 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Report Revenue Increase Year to Date
April 30, 2019 Lottery Offers to Pay Taxes on New Scratch-Off Prizes
April 3, 2019 Arkansas Senate Approves Measure that Would Allow Some Lottery Winners to Remain Anonymous
March 12, 2019 Arkansas House Shoots Down Bill to Allow Lottery Winners to Remain Anonymous
February 23, 2019 Malvern Man Claims Second Spot in Lottery’s Billion Dollar Challenge
February 19, 2019 Arkansas Lottery on Track for Record Fiscal Year
February 13, 2019 Arkansas Senator's Bill Would Shield Lottery Winners' ID
February 7, 2019 Bill Filed to Allow Arkansas Lottery Winners to Remain Anonymous
January 11, 2019 Arkansas Lottery Breaks Weekly Record for Instant Ticket Sales
January 8, 2019 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Division Subject of Study; Sales Chief Leaves Post for New Job

Lottery News Archive for CY2018
December 11, 2018 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Report Slight Rise in November Revenue
October 8, 2018 Woosley Elected First VP of Lottery Executive Committee
October 1, 2018 New Lottery Scratch-Offs Offer Unique Ways to Win
August 21, 2018 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Unveils “This is Winning” Sign in Downtown Little Rock
July 30, 2018 Camelot Global Congratulates Arkansas and Illinois Lotteries on Record-Breaking Sales and Increased Profits
July 10, 2018 Arkansas Lottery Celebrates Record-Breaking Year
June 8, 2018 It’s a Record-Breaking Spring for the Arkansas Lottery
May 11, 2018 Arkansas Lottery Reaches a Record $42M in Collections for April
May 8, 2018 It’s a Record-Breaking April for Arkansas Lottery
May 1, 2018 New May Games Hit the Jackpot
April 9, 2018 Three Arkansas Players to Participate in BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™
April 9, 2018 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Report Record Sales for All Products in March
April 2, 2018 New April Games Spring Up in Arkansas
April 2, 2018 Losing Lottery Tickets Land Three Arkansans the Chance to Win $1 Billion
March 6, 2018 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Launches New Branding Campaign
March 6, 2018 New Arkansas Lottery March Games Multiply the Fun!
February 13, 2018 Big January Jackpots Boost Arkansas Lottery's Revenue
January 13, 2018 Arkansas Lottery Revenue Record Tumbles; $44.7M the Most for a December

Lottery News Archive for CY2017
December 4, 2017 December’s New Scratch-Off Games Include a Million-Dollar Top Prize
October 3, 2017 Fall Into Big Fun with Big New October Instant Games
September 20, 2017 Changes Coming To Multi-State Lottery Game
September 11, 2017 Lottery Exceeds $700Million in Scholarship Funding
August 21, 2017 Jackpots to Become More Mega When Game Changes
August 18, 2017 Retailers Warm to Debit Cards Purchases for Lottery Sales
August 16, 2017 Arkansas Lottery August Sales Hit the Jackpot
August 10, 2017 Arkansas Lottery Executives Favour Extending INTRALOT Contract Until 2026
August 9, 2017 Instant Ticket Sales Break August Record
July 31, 2017 Fantasy Sports Laws Take Effect in Arkansas
July 23, 2017 Debit Card Purchases To Be An Option For Players, Retailers
July 23, 2017 Debit Cards Soon to Be Allowed for Arkansas Lottery Tickets; But Some Retailers Wary of Debit Fees
July 10, 2017 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Exceeds Fiscal Year Projections
June 27, 2017 The Willy Wonka Golden Ticket™ Is Here!
June 13, 2017 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director Predicts Revenue Miss in Fiscal '17; Scratch-Off Forecast Blamed
June 6, 2017 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Launches New Games for June
May 25, 2017 Arkansas Lottery Awarded For Its Financial Report
April 19, 2017 Arkansas Attorney General Again Rejects Casino Proposal
April 19, 2017 Arkansas Lottery Reaches Milestone in Delinquent Tax Collection
April 17, 2017 Biggest-Ever State Lottery Winner Emerges From Hiding
April 12, 2017 Arkansas Legalizes Fantasy Sports
April 12, 2017 Arkansas Lottery Shows Rise in Revenue for March over '16 Levels
April 5, 2017 WyoLotto™ Gives $1 Million Back to Wyoming
April 5, 2017 Cashless Payments For Lottery Tickets
April 4, 2017 Arkansans Can Use Debit Cards for Lottery Ticket Purchases Starting This Summer
April 4, 2017 New Instant Games Spring Up in April
March 10, 2017 Arkansas Panel Favours Use of Debit Cards to Buy Lottery Tickets
March 10, 2017 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's February Revenue, Proceeds Improve
February 27, 2017 The Arkansas Lottery’s New Advertising Agency Plans to Win Over Millennials
February 12, 2017 Lottery’s January Sales Fall Short of Projected Totals
February 6, 2017 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Has a New Advertising Agency
January 27, 2017 Lottery’s Advertising Contract Clears Legislature's Joint Budget Committee
January 20, 2017 Lottery’s Advertising Contract Referred Back to Watchdog Committee
January 12, 2017 Arkansas Lottery Revenue Falls in December
January 9, 2017 Update: Dispute over Marketing Contract for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery
January 6, 2017 Second Protest Against the Awarding of Lottery Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Contract Dismissed
January 4, 2017 Office of State Procurement Rejects One of Two Protests Involved in the $34.5 Million Marketing Contract for the Arkansas Lottery

Lottery News Archive for CY2016
December 21, 2016 Another Finalist Protests Lottery Decision to Award Advertising Contract
December 16, 20160 Arkansas Lottery Ad Contract Draws Protest
December 13, 2016 Arkansas Lottery's November Revenue was the Largest for the Month Since 2012
November 18, 2016 New Instant Game Proves Itself A Blast!
October 12, 2016 State Lottery's Revenue Falls $3 Million from 2015
September 9, 2016 State Legislature Denies Lottery Bill for Another Year
August 29, 2016 Recruiting New Lottery Retailers Could Prove Difficult for Camelot
August 10, 2016 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Sales Up Sharply in July
July 16, 2016 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Appoints New Chief Legal Counsel
July 11, 2016 Arkansas Lottery Beats Projections, Ends FY2016 with Record Sales
June 19, 2016 Despite Rise in Lottery Revenues, Expect Conservative Approach and Scholarship Status Quo: Arkansas Lottery Director
June 17, 2016 Camelot Global Voluntarily Forgoes $750K Incentive Compensation in Arkansas
June 10, 2016 Arkansas Lottery Reports Record Proceeds, Sales Figures
June 3, 2016 248 Arkansas Lottery Players Win More Than $3 Million in May
June 1, 2016 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Surpasses Previous Sales Records
May 10, 2016 Lottery Numbers Trending Up
May 3, 2016 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Awards More Than $2 Million in Prizes
April 28, 2016 The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery’s New $10 Instant Game Still Blowing Up
April 12, 2016 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Celebrates Scholarship Milestone
April 5, 2016 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Announce 50th Millionaire
March 13, 2016 Consulting Firm Submits 'Ambitious' Five-Year Business Plan for Arkansas Lottery
February 11, 2016 Arkansas Lottery Enjoys Most Profitable Month Ever


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