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New lottery game to begin

The Arkansas lottery is launching a new draw game this month called Natural State Jackpot.

Director Bishop Woosley told the Arkansas Lottery Commission that ticket sales begin Aug. 27 for the game. Drawings will be held Monday through Saturday for the games and the jackpot starts at $25,000. Tickets will cost $1 per play.

Woosley said officials estimate that the average jackpot for the new game should be about $158,000.

Woosley told reporters that he expected the new game to help the lottery boost its sales of online, or drawing, games. He said the lottery expects to sell $6 million in tickets for the new game in the first year.

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