SOURCE: Arizona Lottery

Arizona Lottery

May 16, 2011 19:01 ET

Local Marine Claims $1 Million Arizona Lottery Cash Spectacular Scratchers(SM) Prize

One $1 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers Ticket Still Remains

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - A local Marine claimed the ninth of ten available $1 million top prizes in the Arizona Lottery's $100 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers(SM) game.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, found $10 in his pocket when he stopped at a store in Yuma. He purchased one $100 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers ticket, which turned out to be a $1 million winner. The ticket was purchased at Barney's, located at 2381 S. Ave. B in Yuma.

He will receive the prize in a 20-year annuity, resulting in $50,000 a year before taxes.

The winner will deploy overseas within the next few months.

"It was an honor to award this prize to an active-duty Marine, a man committed to serving America as a member of our Armed Forces," said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. "We were all thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate this winner, and to know this win will positively impact his life."

$100 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers boasts more than $100 million in cash prizes, including 10 $1 million grand prizes. In total, there are more than 4.8 million prizes ranging from $10 to $1 million, including more than 391,000 prizes from $50 to $500 and more than 5,400 prizes from $1,000 to $50,000. One $1 million Cash Spectacular Scratchers grand prize ticket still remains.

$100 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers tickets are available at all retailers where Lottery tickets are sold. 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.

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    Arizona Lottery
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