Arizona Lottery officials just recently confirmed that a couple from the Phoenix area just took home the Powerball jackpot, winning $471.3 million dollars. This jackpot was the largest in the state’s history.
According to officials, on Friday, April 29, the couple came forward to claim their prize, choosing to get the entire payment in a lump sum. With the lump sum, their total winnings came out to around $283.3 million.
The couple said that they purchased their tickets on April 26 at a QuikTrip just outside of Phoenix on Warner and Gilbert roads, a day before Powerball officials drew the winning numbers. Along with their win, the couple decided to remain anonymous.
Lucky for the QuikTrip, they receive a $50,000 bonus from the Arizona Lottery for being the spot that sold the winning ticket.
The numbers that won them the prize were:
11, 36, 61, 62, and 68. The Powerball number was 4, and the Power Play was 2.
Gregg Edgar, executive director of the Arizona Lottery, extended his congratulations to the lucky couple. Edgar noted that the Arizona Lottery is great for the community and helps dreams come true.
Not only is the win a life-changing moment for the lucky winners, but millions of dollars also get poured into the state economy and the economy of the winners.
In the past couple of weeks, as the Powerball has rolled over, the state has seen many winners from all around. This winning couple, however, made jackpot history with this massive win.
Beyond Arizona, the nation is seeing some other big winners come forward. This past Wednesday, the Powerball jackpot in North Carolina wet up to $454 million.
Powerball said that the chances of winning a jackpot are about 1 in 292 million. However, don’t let that scare you from buying tickets, as the odds of winning any prize are about 1 in 24.9.
Recent Arizona Lottery Laws
In 2019, laws were put in place by the state of Arizona to keep winners of $100,000 or more lottery prizes anonymous for a period of at least 90 days. However, winners also have the option to remain anonymous if they choose permanently.