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Arizona Lottery

February 03, 2015 20:00 ET

Phoenix Man Claims $2.8 Million The Pick™ Winning Ticket

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Feb 3, 2015) - The Arizona Lottery announces a $2.8 million The Pick jackpot winning ticket from the drawing on Saturday Jan. 24, has been claimed.

Phoenix resident Joe DeSilva purchased The Pick winning ticket from a QuikTrip located at 2750 W. Thunderbird Rd. in Phoenix. After purchasing his ticket, he placed it on his desk and it was quickly buried in paperwork. After DeSilva cleaned his desk and checked his ticket online he was shocked to discover that his ticket had six matching numbers, making him the jackpot winner.

The ticket was claimed at the Arizona State Lottery office in Phoenix. DeSilva does not have definite plans for the money yet, but was excited to claim the prize. If he chooses the annuity option, the prize will be $2,835,326.70. If the cash option is chosen, the prize will be $1,902,903.80.

"It has been a great few weeks for Arizona winners, we are excited to see another Arizona winner claim their ticket," said Karen Bach, director of budget, products, and communications for the Arizona Lottery.

The next The Pick drawing will be held on Feb. 4 for an estimated $1.1 million jackpot.

Tickets can be purchased at any Arizona Lottery retailer. Players can check their tickets by visiting

Players must be 21 years or older to purchase or redeem tickets. Winners have 180 days from the drawing date to claim their prize at an Arizona Lottery office or by mail. Overall odds vary by game. All sales are final. In accordance with the ADA, these materials may be made available in an alternative format. Gambling Problem? Call 1.800.NEXT STEP (1-800-639-8783). 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 -- more than $3.4 million per week -- fund a variety of state programs. Since July 1981, the Arizona Lottery has paid out more than $5.4 billion in prizes to players, more than $3 billion in net profit to the state and more than $638 million in commissions to retailers. Learn more at

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