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Powerball: What it means to Arkansas

TJ & Mary Nahlen of Conway and their children Christy of Conway, Phyllis, Frances & Kenneth of Houston, AR, and Michael of Meeteetse, WY. (Source: Julie Baldridge) TJ & Mary Nahlen of Conway and their children Christy of Conway, Phyllis, Frances & Kenneth of Houston, AR, and Michael of Meeteetse, WY. (Source: Julie Baldridge)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas did not produce a Powerball jackpot winner, but there were still plenty who won.

According to Julie Baldridge with the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, the Nahlen family of Conway and Houston, AR came away with a piece of the multi-million dollar jackpot.  The family won a total of $40,000 by utilizing the PowerPlay option which multiplied their initial $10,000 prize.  The family claimed their winnings Wednesday morning.

Another winner, yet to be identified, from Lonoke, AR won $10,000.  In all, Arkansas players won a total of $1,187,622 in Powerball prizes during the jackpot run, lottery officials say.

Last minute ticket buyers made their presence known Wednesday.  Lottery sales for that day alone totaled $4,374,720.

And for students, Arkansas scholarship funds were increased by $4,335,834 during the jackpot run which began October 4.  In that same span, over 1900 lottery retailers gained an added $540,636 in profits from the Powerball sales.   

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