The totals for lottery tickets sales for October were released and Polk County came in at $168,800 even in sales. The Powerball was by and large the most popular option for locals who play with $10,279 in sales followed by Mega Millions at $6,570.
Our neighbors in Howard County purchased $268,050.50. Sevier County purchased $156,053.50. Scott County purchased $92,939.00 and Montgomery County had the lowest lottery sales in the state with $28,718.00. Pulaski County topped the list with $7,208,623.50 in total sales.
According to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery website “More than 92 cents of every dollar of Lottery revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions, and other expenses in Arkansas.
Since Lottery sales started in 2009, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has provided more than $738 million for in-state college scholarships to Arkansas students, $2.5 billion+ in prizes to players, and more than $214 million in commissions to Lottery retailers.”