SOURCE: Arizona Lottery

Arizona Lottery

November 24, 2010 16:08 ET

Second Place Powerball Winner Claims $1 Million Prize

Sun City Resident Becomes Arizona Lottery's Most Recent Millionaire

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - November 24, 2010) - A Sun City resident was shocked to learn that his second place prize in the Nov. 17 Powerball draw greatly exceeded the $200,000 he was expecting. The winner, who requested to remain anonymous, won $1 million as a result of spending an extra dollar on the PowerPlay.

Every Wednesday and Saturday, the winner buys ten QuickPick Powerball tickets with the PowerPlay option. With PowerPlay, for an extra $1 per game, you will automatically win $1 million if you match all five numbers, excluding the Powerball. The winning ticket was purchased at the ARCO AM/PM located at 10303 W. Grand Ave. in Sun City.

"When the clerk checked my ticket and told me I had won $1 million, I didn't believe him," said the winner. "I called my wife to have her check the numbers in the paper again. We didn't believe the amount until it was confirmed by the claims office."

The winner plans to share his prize with his wife and children.

"Words cannot express how happy we are to award a $1 million Powerball prize to an Arizona resident during this holiday season," said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. "It is especially gratifying since the winner is an avid Lottery player. There is no doubt that this win will dramatically impact their lives."

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

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