PHOENIX (Jan. 27, 2012) — A Tucson resident who wishes to remain anonymous has come forward to claim the $1 million second prize jackpot from the new $2 Powerball.
The $1 million winning $2 Powerball ticket was drawn last Saturday, January 21, and was sold at a Fry’s Food Store in Tucson, located at 555 E. Grant Rd. The winning numbers are 12 - 24 - 43 - 44 - 45 PB 7.
The winner was thrilled to learn that he was Arizona’s first million-dollar, second prize winner with the new $2 Powerball. Even though he was excited with the news, the winner said “health is more important than money.”
“It was great to learn that someone stepped forward to claim the second prize $2 Powerball jackpot and become Arizona’s newest millionaire,” said Karen Bach, assistant director of budget, products and communications for the Arizona Lottery. “This big win will dramatically impact the player’s life, and I can’t think of a better way for him to start 2012.”
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 tomorrow, Saturday, January 28, and the jackpot is up to $146 million.