SOURCE: Arizona Lottery

Arizona Lottery

October 05, 2011 15:31 ET

Scottsdale Newlywed Claims $3.1 Million The Pick Jackpot

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - A Scottsdale resident and newlywed, who chose to remain anonymous, claimed the $3.1 million The Pick jackpot from the September 28 drawing.

The Scottsdale resident purchased the winning ticket at Safeway, located at 14696 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., in Scottsdale.

As a loyal Arizona Lottery player, the winner plays $3 on each drawing of The Pick, each time playing one Quick Pick and two lines of her own lucky numbers. Her own lucky numbers were the winning numbers.

The Pick jackpot winner, who's been playing her favorite game for 15 years, checked her numbers the morning following the draw and realized she'd won $3.1 million. She and her husband had just returned from their honeymoon when she discovered her win. The newlywed couple chose the cash option and received $2 million before taxes.

"It was a thrill to award the newlywed with an amazing wedding gift at the Arizona Lottery Phoenix office," said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. "As Arizona's own jackpot game, it was especially rewarding to meet the lucky winner and hear how this win will significantly impact this new couple's lives."

Winning numbers for The Pick are broadcast Wednesdays and Saturdays 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.

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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 more than $4.6 billion in prizes to players, nearly $2.7 billion in net profit to the state and more than $550 million in commissions to retailers.

Contact Information

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

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