SOURCE: Arizona Lottery

Arizona Lottery

May 21, 2013 17:20 ET

Phoenix Nurse Claims $1 Million Powerball® Second Prize Winning Ticket

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - May 21, 2013) - The Arizona Lottery announces that the winner of the $1 million Powerball second prize from the drawing on May 11 has come forward. This is the 22nd $1 million Powerball second prize winning ticket sold in Arizona since $2 Powerball launched in January 2012 and one of three second prize winning tickets sold during the record-breaking $590.5 million Powerball jackpot run.

Krista Crawley, a registered nurse from Phoenix, purchased her winning ticket from the QuikTrip located at 2450 E. Union Hills Drive in Phoenix. Crawley discovered she was a winner on Mother's Day, but waited to speak to a financial advisor to get "all her ducks in a row" before claiming the prize on Monday, May 20.

Crawley said her win didn't seem real to her until she actually saw the check. She is planning to go on a family vacation and invest the rest of her winnings.

"Hearing about our newest Arizona millionaire was a thrill," said Karen Bach, director of budget, products, and communications for the Arizona Lottery. "We are excited that the number of new millionaires statewide is continuing to grow and we look forward to meeting Arizona's two $1 million second prize winners from the record-breaking Powerball draw this past Saturday, who have yet to come forward."

The redesigned $2 Powerball game offers many appealing features to players, including better overall odds and jackpots that grow bigger, faster. The starting jackpot doubled from $20 million to $40 million and the second prize for matching all five numbers, without the Powerball, increased from $200,000 to $1 million. Since $2 Powerball launched in January 2012, there have been 24 $1 million second prize winning tickets sold in Arizona.

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 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 -- over $3 million per week -- fund a variety of state programs. Since July 1981, the Arizona Lottery has paid out more than $5 billion in prizes to players, over $2.8 billion in net profit to the state and almost $591 million in commissions to retailers.

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