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Events in: AR, UK, AR

UK: Lotto Changes

SC: Cash 6 Ends

Multi-State: Mega Millions change


3 events for Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Arkansas 50/50 Drawing

Arkansas 50/50 is a raffle-style draw game exclusive to Arkansas.

Draw sales begin on the first of every month and end on the last day of every month.

Drawings are held the first Tuesday of each month.

50% of all ticket sales are allocated to prizes.

On the day of the drawing, 25 ticket numbers will be drawn by a random number generator.  One of those 25 numbers will be awarded the grand prize, and the other 24 numbers will split the second prize pool.

  • Grand prize (1 winner) wins 75% of the total prize pool, which amounts to 37.5% of all ticket sales.
  • Second prize (24 winners) splits 25% of the total prize pool, which means each second-prize winner will receive .5% of all ticket sales.

In order to win, your 6-digit ticket number must be identical to one of the twenty-five 6-digit ticket numbers drawn.

Arkansas 50/50 drawing results will be published on Lottery Post's Arkansas Lottery Results page soon after the drawing.

United Kingdom

Final Lotto Plus 5 Drawing

Plus 5The UK National Lottery is ending the Lotto Plus 5 game, with the final drawing today, October 1, 2013.

The last date when you will be able to purchase a Lotto Plus 5 ticket is Wed., Sept. 25, 2013.


Million Dollar Raffle Early Bird Drawing

In the Arkansas Lottery's Million Dollar Raffle game, 3 Early Bird drawings will take place on Oct. 1, Nov. 5, and Dec. 3, 2013.  Each Early Bird Drawing will select one $10,000 winner and 10 $1,000 winners from all raffle tickets purchased from the start of sales on Sept. 1, 2013.

The sales cut-off point to be entered into each Early Bird drawing is as follows:

  • Oct. 1 drawing:  Must purchase by Sept. 30
  • Nov. 5 drawing:  Must purchase by Oct. 31
  • Dec. 3 drawing:  Must purchase by Nov. 30

The final Million Dollar Raffle drawing will take place on Jan. 2, 2014, and will award the following prizes:

  • 1 winner of $1 million
  • 5 winners of $100,000
  • 10 winners of $10,000
  • 100 winners of $500

The last day to purchase a Million Dollar Raffle ticket is Dec. 31, 2013.  The lottery is not limiting the number of tickets that can be sold, so the odds of winning a prize will not be known until the final ticket sales are tallied.

The winning numbers for each Early Bird drawing, as well as the Final drawing, will be published on Lottery Post's Arkansas Lottery Results page soon after each drawing.


1 event for Saturday, October 5, 2013

United Kingdom

Changes to Lotto game start today

From Saturday, October 5th, there will be more ways to win more money.

Lotto will cost £2, creating bigger jackpots and a brand new raffle with at least 50 guaranteed winners of £20,000 in every draw. Plus, matching just 3 numbers will now win you £25.

A brand new raffle

Now, every line you play also gets you automatic entry into the new Lotto raffle. Your raffle numbers will be printed on your ticket and every draw there will be a guaranteed 50 winners of £20,000. So now there are two things to check on your ticket.

Twice as much in the prize pot

The table below shows the changes being made to Lotto's prizes, including bigger jackpots and £25 for matching 3 numbers.

Ways to winLotto before
5th Oct
New Lotto
Match 6 (jackpot)†Sat £3.9mSat £5m
 Wed £2.1mWed £2.5m
Match 5 plus Bonus Ball†£100,000£50,000
Match 5†£1,500£1,000
Match 4†£60£100
Match 3£10£25
Raffle (50 winners)N/A£20,000

† Estimated. As is currently the case with Lotto, the prizes stated for Match 4, Match 5, Match 5+Bonus and Match 6 are an average of what the anticipated prizes will be. These will vary depending on sales, but also the number of winners in a draw for any given prize tier.

More exciting Rollovers

New Lotto is making Rollovers more exciting than ever before. Now when the jackpot rolls, the number of raffle winners of £20,000 grows, creating even more guaranteed winners.

The table below shows how the number of raffle winners grows with each Lotto roll.

 Number of raffle winners
Lotto draw50
Single Rollover100
Double Rollover150
Triple Rollover200
Quadruple Rollover250

1 event for Thursday, October 17, 2013

South Carolina

Last drawing of Carolina Cash 6

Oct. 17, 2013, is the last drawing of South Carolina's Carolina Cash 6 game.  See the news story for details.


1 event for Tuesday, October 22, 2013


New Mega Millions changes go into effect

Changes to the multi-state Mega Millions game go into effect starting with the drawing tonight, October 22, 2013.

Previously, a person would play Mega Millions by choosing five numbers from 1 to 56, and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 46.

Under the new rules, players choose five numbers from 1 to 75, and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 15.

Tickets that include the revised number matrix went on sale Sat., Oct. 19.

For more information, see Mega Millions multi-state lottery to get harder to win in Oct., Lottery Post, May 20, 2013.

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