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Six $1M Powerball tickets claimed by one Arizona winner

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Winner stays anonymous

PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Lottery announced today that all six $1 million Powerball second prize tickets won in Arizona from the drawing on Wednesday, April 25 have been claimed by one person.

The six $1 million winning tickets were purchased by one Glendale resident at the QuikTrip located at 6702 W. Glendale Ave. in Glendale. The winning numbers were 4, 25, 29, 34, and 43, with Powerball number 29.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, claimed the six tickets over the course of three visits to the Arizona Lottery's Phoenix office.

These six wins bring Arizona's count of $1 million second prize Powerball wins to a total of 10, since the new $2 Powerball game launched on January 15, 2012. In addition to this winner from Glendale, Arizona winners have included two Tucson residents, a Phoenix resident and a couple from Fort Mohave. The new game has created approximately 100 millionaires nationwide.

"It was incredible for Arizona to have six $1 million second prize Powerball wins in one night and the excitement around the winning tickets has had everyone buzzing," said Karen Bach, assistant director of budget, products and communications for the Arizona Lottery. "Arizona is second in the nation for having the most $2 Powerball second prize winners since the game launched and we expect to be congratulating more Arizona millionaires this year than ever before."

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 Wednesday, May 9 for an estimated jackpot of $70 million.  The winning numbers will be published at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) minutes after the drawing at 11:00 pm Eastern Time.

Press Release, Lottery Post Staff

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Posted: May 9, 2012, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

Knew it! only thing that made sense.


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    Posted: May 9, 2012, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

    This guy probably has no regrets spending the $2 a ticket, on the new and improved PB.  No Nod

    That was a classy way to pull that off. Maybe next time he'll spring for 12 tickets, for a cool $12 million payday!  Banana

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      Posted: May 9, 2012, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

      Knew it! only thing that made sense.

      I knowed it too my ownself!

      I'd still like to hear 'em say why they played it like that though.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: May 9, 2012, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

        I knowed it too my ownself!

        I'd still like to hear 'em say why they played it like that though.

        I remember people predicting this.....but why? It cannot be a separate trust issue...he could create one main one and/or other ones as well with the money from all 6 tickets at once.

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          Posted: May 9, 2012, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats to the winner.......

          "I'd still like to hear 'em say why they played it like that though" same here ridge...What?

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            Posted: May 9, 2012, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

            hmm... didnt realize AZ allow anonymous collections.  6 tickets... 2$ per ticket = 12$... if they had purchased 4 tickets w/ PP it still would have cost 12$ but they would have had 8M$ instead of 6M$. 

            I get the 'why anonymous' but some more details would have been nice... like why they went 3X to the lottery hqtrs to collect instead of doing it all at once... that is kinda odd.

            There are alot of little 'facts' and details that could be released without putting the winners face on the win...

            ... but as has been said... congrats!  well played!

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              Posted: May 9, 2012, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

              well played and well cashed in!

              Pure speculations says the guy had some family members cash in with the win so he didnt have to pay gift taxes when they came knockin at his door. Again ...pure speculation.

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                Posted: May 9, 2012, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

                I appreciate Powerball's new 2nd Place winner prize amount! I always play Powerball with the "Powerplay" option so that the 2nd Place winner prize amount doubles to $2M.

                Congratulations to this lucky winner(s) [maybe they gave/split % some of the tickets to friends or family members]!Hyper

                Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies

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                  Posted: May 9, 2012, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

                  hmm... didnt realize AZ allow anonymous collections.  6 tickets... 2$ per ticket = 12$... if they had purchased 4 tickets w/ PP it still would have cost 12$ but they would have had 8M$ instead of 6M$. 

                  I get the 'why anonymous' but some more details would have been nice... like why they went 3X to the lottery hqtrs to collect instead of doing it all at once... that is kinda odd.

                  There are alot of little 'facts' and details that could be released without putting the winners face on the win...

                  ... but as has been said... congrats!  well played!

                  My specualtion on the (3) trips is that he already had "camp" set up and only wanted to get things started with the first cash in...and maybe needed some money to pay his lawyers for services regarding his plan. Remember, no time frame is specified here...so there is probably a reasonable lapse between the cash-in's. Common sense tells me he wanted to make sure he had somewhere secure to put the money. 

                  In my honest opinion, and based on his actions, he definitely had a plan in place. Very smart and prepared guy. He won all the way around.

                   

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                    Posted: May 9, 2012, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

                    I usually only play one ticket with one line of my pick and one QP.  So getting multiple winning tickets is not in the cards for me.  I like to stay within my budget for the month but maybe I will splurge if the powerball gets high or mega gets high again.  It might be my time to hit you never know.  Any ways congrats to the lucky winner and his big win.-weshar75

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                      Posted: May 9, 2012, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

                      I usually only play one ticket with one line of my pick and one QP.  So getting multiple winning tickets is not in the cards for me.  I like to stay within my budget for the month but maybe I will splurge if the powerball gets high or mega gets high again.  It might be my time to hit you never know.  Any ways congrats to the lucky winner and his big win.-weshar75

                      Weshar75, this sounds like a good plan. Do you buy with additional "Powerplay" and "Megaplier" option?

                      Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies

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                        Posted: May 10, 2012, 4:21 am - IP Logged

                        I knowed it too my ownself!

                        I'd still like to hear 'em say why they played it like that though.

                        Sounds like he/she played the same five numbers and picked a different powerball

                        number on each ticket , I've seen this strategy being talked about on the forum.

                        This player had no doubt about the first 5 numbers thats for sure, those numbers were important.

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                          Posted: May 10, 2012, 4:22 am - IP Logged

                          I wonder how close he has come in the past of doing the same thing playing that way.  Now that it has been done more than once with PB, I'm  starting to think there something some players are seeing in the drawings that's missed by most.

                          * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
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                            Posted: May 10, 2012, 8:31 am - IP Logged

                            I wonder how close he has come in the past of doing the same thing playing that way.  Now that it has been done more than once with PB, I'm  starting to think there something some players are seeing in the drawings that's missed by most.

                            Some 5 ball formula/strategy where the only unknown is the powerball number and that's given that it is pulled from its own pool of numbers.

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