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.