Arkansas Lottery Partners with Jackpocket to Celebrate Soaring Mega Millions Jackpot
New users enter code ARMEGA for free ticket
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Aug. 7, 2023 – The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is partnering with Jackpocket in celebration of the growing Mega Millions® jackpot offering new users a $2 Mega Millions lottery ticket for free via the Jackpocket mobile app.
Arkansas lottery players can access the free Mega Millions ticket by visiting play.jackpocket.com or downloading the Jackpocket app and entering the code “ARMEGA” at checkout. The code is for new users only.
With no Mega Millions jackpot winners since April, the grand prize continues to soar and sits at an estimated $1.55 billion for tomorrow night’s drawing. If the jackpot is hit, it will be the highest jackpot win in the game’s history.
“The rising jackpot is a source of entertainment and winnings for Arkansas lottery players while generating scholarship proceeds for Arkansas students,” said Eric Hagler, ASL executive director. “We are thankful for our players, appreciate our hardworking retailers like Jackpocket, and encourage everyone to play responsibly.”
Jackpot winners may choose between an annuitized prize worth an estimated $1.55 billion or a lump sum payment estimated at $757.2 million. Both prize options are before taxes. If the winner selects the annuity option, they will receive one immediate payment and annual payments that increase by 5% per year for 29 years.
The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 303 million.
Mega Millions tickets are $2 per play. A player can also get the Megaplier®, which multiplies any non-jackpot prizes won with an additional $1. Tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Every Mega Millions ticket purchased in Arkansas is a win for the state since more money from draw tickets go towards scholarship proceeds.
For more information, including game odds and winning numbers, please visit MyArkansasLottery.com. For more information about Jackpocket, please visit Jackpocket.com.
About the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery
More than 92 cents of every dollar of ASL revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions, and other expenses in Arkansas. Since 2009, the lottery has raised more than $1.2 billion in proceeds for scholarships. More than 720,000 college scholarships have been awarded to Arkansans. The lottery has awarded more than $4.6 billion in prizes to players, about $386 million in retailer commissions, and provided more than $167 million in state and federal tax revenue.
Follow the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Visit MyArkansasLottery.com for more information on scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions – and to join The Club for free. To hear winning numbers, call the Winning Numbers Hotline at 501-682-IWON (4966). To get help with problem gambling, contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.
Jackpocket is on a mission to create a more convenient, fun, and responsible way to take part in the lottery. The first licensed third-party lottery courier app in the United States, Jackpocket provides an easy, secure way to order official state lottery tickets. Jackpocket is currently available in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington D.C., and West Virginia, and is expanding to many new markets. Download the app on iOS and Android or participate via desktop. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
SOURCE: Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.Tags: Jackpocket, Mega Millions, Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL), Jackpocket mobile app