PHOENIX (April 1, 2010) — Two tickets purchased in rural Arizona for Saturday’s Powerball drawing earned $200,000 each for the coveted second prize after matching all five white ball numbers—all while the Powerball and The Pick jackpots continue to climb.
One ticket was purchased at the River Stop at 13015 Golden Shores Parkway in Topock, an unincorporated community in Mohave County between Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City near the California border.
The other ticket was purchased at the Mt. Graham Market at 1000 W. Swift Trail in Safford.
The two tickets were among nine nationally that matched all five white ball numbers for the second prize. The winning numbers were 7, 21, 32, 44, 52 and the Powerball was 10.
Earlier today, Topock resident Barbara Gibson claimed her prize at the Arizona Lottery office in Phoenix. The retiree said she plans to invest her money. This was the first time Gibson played those specific numbers, which were based on dates of family importance.
Since the end of January, there have been a total of eight second prize winning tickets for Powerball purchased in Arizona. Information on the six previous winning tickets follows:
· January 27: Safeway, 13503 W. Camino del Sol, Sun City
· Jan. 30: Circle K, 1850 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
· Feb. 13: Fry’s Food Store, 185 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction
· Feb. 27: Circle K, 13110 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
· March 10: Safeway, 8021 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix
· March 13: Circle K, 6937 N. 75th Ave., Glendale
“We are excited to add not one but two additional $200,000 Powerball winners to our long string of second prize tickets won in Arizona in recent weeks,” said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director for the Arizona Lottery. “Three of the eight $200,000 prizes out there are waiting to be claimed, so I would like to urge everyone who participated in those drawings to check their tickets to see if they may be the state’s latest Powerball winners.”
So far, only the Jan. 27, Feb. 13, Feb. 27, March 13 and March 27 (Topock) winning tickets have been claimed.
Fueling the Arizona Lottery frenzy across the state is the climbing jackpot for The Pick, Arizona’s own jackpot game, which is now at $7.3 million, the highest it has been in more than two years.
On Friday, Don Whitten of Arizona City redeemed his winning Quick Pick Pick 5 ticket from the March 17 drawing worth $413,000—the highest jackpot in Pick 5 history. The Navy retiree said he bought the ticket on a whim with an extra $10 in his pocket. He and his wife plan to pay some bills and invest the rest of his winnings.
The drawings for Powerball and The Pick are broadcast during the 10 p.m. news on Channel 15 (ABC) in Phoenix, Channel 13 (CBS) in Tucson, and in Spanish on Univision. Powerball is played in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Players can also 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.