LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Arkansas’ only in-state lottery ticket, the Natural State Jackpot reached a new record high.

The NSJ first launched in October 2012. Drawings are held at 8 p.m. in Little Rock Monday through Saturday. For $1, players can select five specific numbers between 1 and 39 or simply ask for a “Quick Pick” and let the computer select the numbers for them.

The jackpot starts at $50,000 and increases by $5,000 every draw until it hits $150,000. After that, it increases by $10,000 every draw until it is won.

“These are exciting times for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL),” said Eric Hagler, ASL executive director. “For only $1, players have an opportunity to win $480,000. As an exclusive game to our state, we are eager for an Arkansan to have a big NSJ pay day!”

Players have two chances to become a multi-millionaire this week with Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots totaling more than $505 million. The Mega Millions jackpot stands at $273 million for Tuesday’s 10 p.m. drawing. The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing at 9:59 p.m. has reached $279 million.

The $500,000 record makes it the highest ever for the game with the previous record, $430,000, last being set in 2019.

Visit any local retailer to purchase an NSJ ticket.