SOURCE: Arizona Lottery

Arizona Lottery

July 15, 2011 19:41 ET

Yuma Resident Claims $1.9 Million The Pick Jackpot

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Jul 15, 2011) - Yuma resident, Ted Gaffin, claimed the $1.9 million The Pick jackpot today from the drawing on Wednesday, July 13.

Gaffin purchased the winning QuickPick ticket at Lutes Casino, located at 221 S. Main Street in Yuma.

A loyal Arizona Lottery player, Gaffin purchases a ticket for every Drawing of The Pick, as long as he is in town, and regularly checks his numbers by visiting www.ArizonaLottery.com.

"I plan to use my winnings to assist a family member, pay off bills and donate some to charity," said Gaffin. "And yes, I've already purchased The Pick tickets for Saturday's draw!"

Gaffin is a certified public accountant and chose the annuity option, which he claimed in the name of his trust. He will receive $63,333.33 each year for 30 years.

"It was a thrill to award Mr. Gaffin with his prize at the Arizona Lottery Phoenix office today," 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 his life."

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 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:
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    Arizona Lottery
    (480) 921-4517

    Jennifer Adler
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