SOURCE: Arizona Lottery

Arizona Lottery

June 29, 2011 18:52 ET

$5.1 Million The Pick Jackpot Claimed

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Jun 29, 2011) - An Avondale resident has come forward to claim the $5.1 million The Pick jackpot from the drawing on Wednesday, June 8.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket at Circle K located at 3955 E. Broadway Road in Phoenix.

"I couldn't believe I won and my wife thought I was playing a joke on her, even on our drive to the Arizona Lottery office," said the winner. "This win will help my family and I live a better life, starting with a vacation to Hawaii!"

An avid player, the winner purchases Arizona Lottery tickets for every The Pick and Powerball draw, and plans to continue playing after his win. He chose to take the annuity option, which will result in $170,000 for 30 years, before taxes.

"This is one of the highest The Pick jackpots we have awarded this year, so it was incredibly gratifying to hear how it will impact the lucky winner's life," said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. "As Arizona's own jackpot game, we are always thrilled every time someone walks through our doors with a winning ticket."

Winning numbers for The Pick are broadcast Wednesday and Saturday during the 10 p.m. news on Channel 13 (CBS) in Tucson and posted on www.ABC15.com in Phoenix.

Players can check their numbers by logging onto www.ArizonaLottery.com or by calling the winning numbers hotline at 480-829-PICK in Phoenix and 1-800-499-3798 in all other Arizona areas. Players can also opt-in to receive winning number text alerts by texting "AZLOT" to 411247.

Players must be 21 years or older to purchase or redeem tickets. Overall odds vary by game. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, these materials may be made available in an alternate format. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-NEXT STEP. Please Play Responsibly. ™

About the Arizona Lottery
The Arizona Lottery operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products; it receives no General Fund dollars from the State. Proceeds from sales of Lottery tickets -- nearly $3 million per week -- fund a variety of state programs. Since July 1981, the Arizona Lottery has paid out over $4.2 billion in prizes to players, more than $2.5 billion in net profit to the state, and almost $510 million in commissions to retailers.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Cindy Esquer
    Arizona Lottery
    (480) 921-4517

    Jennifer Adler
    E.B. Lane
    (602) 417-1594