PHOENIX (Sept. 10, 2009) — A Phoenix man is more than a quarter of a million dollars wealthier today after winning Monday’s Pick 5 jackpot of $373,000.
Angelo Curry walked home with a check for $258,510, after taxes. He purchased his ticket at the Circle K at 701 E. Bethany Home Road in Phoenix on a whim while there to pick up some snacks. With an extra dollar in his pocket, he purchased a Quick Pick ticket, which turned out to be the winner.
Curry says he plans to pay off some bills, purchase a new car, and put the rest in the bank.
“The Arizona Lottery is ecstatic that the winning ticket sold Monday night for the Pick 5 jackpot is the third highest jackpot in Pick 5 history,” said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. “What’s also exciting about this win is that it was an impulse purchase of just one ticket.”
Pick 5 is a $1 daily draw game. Jackpots start at $50,000 and keep growing until someone wins.
Drawings for Pick 5 are broadcast Monday through Saturday during the 10 p.m. news on Channel 15 (ABC) in Phoenix, Channel 13 (CBS) in Tucson and in Spanish on Univision Arizona.
Players can check their numbers by logging onto arizonalottery.com or by calling the winning numbers hotlines at 480-829-PICK in Phoenix and 1-800-499-3798 in all other Arizona areas.
You must be at least 21 to purchase or redeem tickets. The Arizona Lottery reminds everyone to please play responsibly.