Arizona Claims Six of Eight Nationwide $1 Million Powerball Second Prizes in Wednesday Night's Draw

Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:12pm EDT

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  PHOENIX, AZ, Apr 27 (Marketwire) -- 
Wednesday night's Powerball draw resulted in eight $1 million Powerball
second prize tickets, six of which were sold in Arizona. 

    All six $1 million winning tickets were purchased at a QuikTrip located
at 6702 W. Glendale Ave. in Glendale. The winning numbers were
4-25-29-34-43 PB 29. 

    One of the six winning tickets was claimed yesterday by a Glendale
resident who wished to remain anonymous. Arizona Lottery executives are
still eagerly awaiting the other tickets to be claimed. 

    These six wins bring Arizona's count of $1 million second prize Powerball
wins to a total of 10, since the new $2 Powerball game launched on
January 15, 2012. To date, Arizona winners have included two Tucson
residents, a Phoenix resident and a couple from Fort Mohave.

    "It is incredible for Arizona to have six $1 million second prize
Powerball wins in one night, and even more astounding that all six
tickets were purchased from the same retailer," said Karen Bach,
assistant director of budget, products and communications for the Arizona
Lottery. "Arizona is tied with New York for having the most $2 Powerball
second prize winners since the game launched and we expect to be
congratulating more Arizona millionaires this year than ever before."

    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 Saturday, April 28 for an estimated jackpot
of $40 million. 

    Arizona Lottery 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. 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 (TM).

    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 $2.8 billion in net profit to
the state and more than $550 million in commissions to retailers.


Jennifer Adler
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