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Arkansas Lottery Commission
Address: 124 W. CAPITOL - SUITE
1400 LITTLE ROCK,
ARKANSAS 72201
Telephone: (501) 683-2000
Fax: (501) 683-1878
Internet: www.myarkansaslottery.com
Population: 2.90
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Director: William Bishop Woosley
Start - Up: May 2009
Gross Sales FY2018: $499,707,976
Number of Employees approx 83.
Retailers: 1,934
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.

 

Regional Lottery / Gaming News

 

Lottery News Archive for CY2020
November 9, 2020 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Proceeds Hit $1 Billion
September 24, 2020 Jackpocket App Launches in Arkansas for Lottery Games
September 11, 2020 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Report Revenue Up $8.7 Million in August
July 7, 2020 Arkansas Lottery Claim Center Temporarily Closing
July 3, 2020 Camelot Lottery Solutions and Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Agree Two-year Contract Extension
June 20, 2020 Arkansas Legislative Council Approves Second-Year Contract Extension for Camelot Global Services
June 10, 2020 Arkansas Scratch-Off Sales in May Hit Record for State Lottery
May 29, 2020 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Thanks Players with Appreciation Day
January 14, 2020 Arkansas Lottery Report Best December for Overall Sales and Instant Ticket Sales in the History for the Lottery


Lottery News Archive for CY2019
December 5, 2019 Arkansas Release New December Lottery Tickets Offer
Oct. 4, 2019 Annual 5k Walk Sees NASPL 2019 Conference Delegates Raise Funds for Local Arkansas Charity
Oct. 1, 2019 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Celebrates A Decade of Success
August 30, 2019 Arcade Arkansas Organizes for ‘Amusement Machine’ Referendum with Taxes for Scholarship Lottery
August 28, 2019 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Launches Razorback-themed Scratch-off Ticket
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


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