SOURCE: Arizona Lottery

Arizona Lottery

January 27, 2012 16:43 ET

Tucson Resident Claims Arizona's First $2 Powerball Second Prize Jackpot of $1 Million

Winner Becomes Arizona's Newest Millionaire

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Jan 27, 2012) - A Tucson resident who wishes to remain anonymous has come forward to claim the $1 million second prize Jackpot from the new $2 Powerball.

The $1 million winning $2 Powerball ticket was drawn last Saturday, January 21, and was sold at a Fry's Food Store in Tucson, located at 555 E. Grant Rd. The winning numbers are 12 - 24 - 43 - 44 - 45 PB 7.

The winner was thrilled to learn that he was Arizona's first million-dollar, second prize winner with the new $2 Powerball. Even though he was excited with the news, the winner said "health is more important than money."

"It was great to learn that someone stepped forward to claim the second prize $2 Powerball jackpot and become Arizona's newest millionaire," said Karen Bach, assistant director of budget, products and communications for the Arizona Lottery. "This big win will dramatically impact the player's life, and I can't think of a better way for him to start 2012."

The new $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.

The next $2 Powerball draw is tomorrow, Saturday, January 28 and the jackpot is up to $146 million.

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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:
    Karen Bach
    Arizona Lottery
    (480) 921-4493

    Omar Zamora
    E.B. Lane
    (602) 567-1839