If you’re looking for something new and are at least 21 years of age, look no further. Each month, the Arizona Lottery introduces new ScratchersSM games for our players. On Tuesday, September 7, the following Scratchers games will be available:
- Blackjack Bonus – this $1 ticket offers a top prize of $2,500
- Golden Spin – this $2 ticket offers a top prize of $10,000
- The Price if Right® – this $5 ticket offers a top prize of $50,000
We hear exciting stories and see smiling faces every day as we greet our winners and hand out checks. August was a great month for our players with more than $23.3 million in prizes!
Different types of Lottery players win with Arizona Lottery Scratchers. Some play on a regular basis, while others—like James Thomson—only play occasionally. In fact, he usually plays $2 Scratchers, but sometimes purchases $5 tickets. However, when he went to pay for his purchase at a store, he happened to see Magnificent 7’s displayed at the counter. Since he hadn’t played it before, and it was a $5 ticket, he purchased one and waited until he got home to scratch it. Evidently, it was the right time for him to buy a ticket.
After James scratched the ticket and saw the $50,000 prize, he checked the ticket about 20 times to make sure he wasn’t seeing things. Then, he called his wife, who was still at work, to tell her the good news. Of course, she didn’t believe him. When she came home, he had her check the ticket. At that point, neither one of them had any doubts about it being a $50,000 winner, and he immediately signed the back of the ticket. (Note: An unsigned winning ticket is like a bearer bond; whoever signs it and has matching identification is considered the owner.)
James and his wife sat down that evening and discussed how they were going to use their winnings. Their first priority was going to be to pay off bills and then save the rest. At that point, they hadn’t planned to tell anyone in their family.
James, who works in the construction field, loves to relax by watching sports and doing a little work in the backyard. Regarding his win, he said, “You just never know when you’re going to win.”
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The Pick™ and Powerball™ drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Mega Millions™ drawings are held Tuesday and Friday evenings. Pick 5™, CA$H4™, 2by2™, and Pick 3™ drawings are held Monday through Saturday evenings. For more information, visit the individual game pages.
The drawings are broadcast 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 also check their numbers on this website or by calling the winning numbers hotlines at 480-829-PICK in Phoenix and 1-800-499-3798 in all other Arizona areas.