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Arkansas woman wins largest Natural State Jackpot ever at $520,000

Jun 28, 2022, 4:38 am

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Record win has lottery winner running down the street

By Kate Northrop

Someone in Arkansas has claimed the record $520,000 Natural State Jackpot after the prize continued to swell beyond record levels day by day.

On Thursday, Kashema Marks of Pine Bluff claimed the largest-ever Natural State Jackpot (NSJ) that, at long last, finished its run at $520,000.

In mid-June, the NSJ top prize had reached an all-time high of $500,000 after it surpassed the previous record of $430,000.

"I play the lottery daily, so I noticed the advertising about the jackpot hitting new records," Marks told the Arkansas Lottery at the Lottery's Claim Center. "I bought around $45 worth of tickets that Saturday afternoon — half of them were Quick Picks, and I selected my own numbers for the rest."

The winning set of numbers for the June 18 drawing — 12, 21, 26, 29, and 34 — matched the same ones printed on her $1 Quick Pick NSJ ticket.

"This has to be a dream," Marks thought when she checked online for the winning numbers after the drawing on Saturday night.

"Earlier this year, I wrote on a piece of paper that I was going to win the lottery after learning about manifestation from a friend," she explained to Lottery officials. "When I realized I wasn't dreaming, I started screaming and running down the street."

The first ones to know about Marks' big win were her mother and sisters. She said the prize money will help her purchase a new car and house, support her family, and save for the future.

"My mom has literally told everyone in Pine Bluff about me winning the lottery, and it seems like my sisters have announced it to the rest of the world," the winner laughed.

The jackpot for the NSJ game currently stands at $80,000, with the next drawing set to take place tonight at 8:00 pm CT. The game offers a starting jackpot of $50,000 with an increase of $5,000 should no one win. After it reaches $150,000, the increase is bumped up to $10,000 until it is won.

Drawings occur every day except Sunday at 8:00 pm CT. The odds of matching all five numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 575,757.

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sully16's avatar - sharan
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Ringleader
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That is one happy lady, congrats Kashema Party

Happy National Sisters Day. Love

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    Record win has lottery winner running down the street

    By Kate Northrop

    Someone in Arkansas has claimed the record $520,000 Natural State Jackpot after the prize continued to swell beyond record levels day by day.

    On Thursday, Kashema Marks of Pine Bluff claimed the largest-ever Natural State Jackpot (NSJ) that, at long last, finished its run at $520,000.

    In mid-June, the NSJ top prize had reached an all-time high of $500,000 after it surpassed the previous record of $430,000.

    "I play the lottery daily, so I noticed the advertising about the jackpot hitting new records," Marks told the Arkansas Lottery at the Lottery's Claim Center. "I bought around $45 worth of tickets that Saturday afternoon — half of them were Quick Picks, and I selected my own numbers for the rest."

    The winning set of numbers for the June 18 drawing — 12, 21, 26, 29, and 34 — matched the same ones printed on her $1 Quick Pick NSJ ticket.

    "This has to be a dream," Marks thought when she checked online for the winning numbers after the drawing on Saturday night.

    "Earlier this year, I wrote on a piece of paper that I was going to win the lottery after learning about manifestation from a friend," she explained to Lottery officials. "When I realized I wasn't dreaming, I started screaming and running down the street."

    The first ones to know about Marks' big win were her mother and sisters. She said the prize money will help her purchase a new car and house, support her family, and save for the future.

    "My mom has literally told everyone in Pine Bluff about me winning the lottery, and it seems like my sisters have announced it to the rest of the world," the winner laughed.

    The jackpot for the NSJ game currently stands at $80,000, with the next drawing set to take place tonight at 8:00 pm CT. The game offers a starting jackpot of $50,000 with an increase of $5,000 should no one win. After it reaches $150,000, the increase is bumped up to $10,000 until it is won.

    Drawings occur every day except Sunday at 8:00 pm CT. The odds of matching all five numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 575,757.

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    Congratulations...

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      Simpsonville
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      Congratulations on your big win.

      Alexa said population around 41K and thanks to blabbermouths the whole place knows.  Just think if she won MM or PB...they'd have to move!!

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        ma
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        That money will be gone by September. I do not know what a house in Pine Bluff, Ak. goes for but that along with a new car and help for relatives and saving for the future which is something that will not happen as after taxes she is only going to get 300k and change.

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          That is one happy lady, congrats Kashema Party

          I agree

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            I have NO DOUBT an loser ex-man of hers,

            or some 1 going to "come on out of the woodwork, seeing she won a huge jackpot, before the tax 1/2 of MILLION cash dollars, are going to be trying to get some. I hope she Protect herself. I'm SO VERY happy for her, I really am.

            and

             

            I hope, she is going to be real soon:--$$$investing it all, or much of it.$$$

             

            I can feel how ecstatic/happy she is, great story, love that she won, that's awesome!

             

            Some 1 on Facebook earlier said, she in shock.

            She can't believe it,  read this about Kashema on facebook!Banana

             

            I am sure she is partyin' a lil LOL but,

            I hope she is just going to open a biz and invest, CheersProtect her newfound JACKPOT, wealth to make

            Her life so much easier, IF managed correctly, can truly last a lifetime, by good investing, to take care the family, herself...BIG congrats, Kashema!Dance

            California to the South...to...NJ... $22,000 Won. Time to break the bank baby...$$$

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              Cassie8620's avatar - oGH0ok
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              That money will be gone by September. I do not know what a house in Pine Bluff, Ak. goes for but that along with a new car and help for relatives and saving for the future which is something that will not happen as after taxes she is only going to get 300k and change.

              Gosh. I really hope not, Billy.

               

              1 family member of my best friend back in california won 1/2 of million or lil more, and still, he is living nicely, no financial worries since then, simply  through investing, and spent yes a few grand on just him, the fiancee,(now wife) 

              kids are  now

              13 and 10, and daughter 17.

               

              (He won it in CALIFORNIA about 4 yrs. or so ago)

              but, he still has it and MORE premised on one word...

               

              INVESTING, yep,

              in everything from 

              GOLD BARS (plentiful)

              to

              money market,and also REAL ESTATE $$$

               

              doing so well.

               

              I hope she does the same.

              California to the South...to...NJ... $22,000 Won. Time to break the bank baby...$$$

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                chicago
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                • Hurray!Congratulations!! The main point of this is that she put it out in the universe that she's gonna win and it happen . I hope she spends it wisely.

                AG.ψ

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                  That money will be gone by September. I do not know what a house in Pine Bluff, Ak. goes for but that along with a new car and help for relatives and saving for the future which is something that will not happen as after taxes she is only going to get 300k and change.

                  Soo how do you know what's going to happen to her and her winnings?  Congrats to her and enjoy!! 💵👍🏾😊

                  You can do anything if you put your mind into it. The sky is the limit! Cool

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                    Lucky lady, hope she can deal with all the kinfolk and friends who need a little help to start a business etc.

                    Just buy the house and the car and put the rest away.

                    And keep working.