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US Marine wins $1 million lottery jackpot

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A United States Marine from Yuma, Arizona, has won $1 million in the Arizona Lottery's $100 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers game.

"It was an honor to award this prize to an active-duty Marine, a man committed to serving America as a member of our Armed Forces," said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. "We were all thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate this winner, and to know this win will positively impact his life."

According to lottery officials, the Marine, who wishes to remain anonymous, claimed his prize last week. He won the ninth of ten available $1 million top prizes that the scratcher game offers.

Lottery officials say the Marine, who is being deployed overseas within the next few months, found $10 in his pocket when he stopped at a store in Yuma. He purchased one $100 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers ticket, which turned out to be a $1 million winner.

The ticket was purchased at Barney's, located at 2381 S. Ave. B in Yuma. He will receive the prize in a 20-year annuity, resulting in $50,000 a year before taxes.

The $100 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers boasts more than $100 million in cash prizes, including 10 $1 million grand prizes. In total, there are more than 4.8 million prizes ranging from $10 to $1 million, including more than 391,000 prizes from $50 to $500 and more than 5,400 prizes from $1,000 to $50,000. One $1 million Cash Spectacular Scratchers grand prize ticket still remains.

Thanks to truesee for the tip.

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Posted: May 19, 2011, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

A United States Marine from Yuma, Arizona, has won $1 million in the Arizona Lottery's $100 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers game.

"It was an honor to award this prize to an active-duty Marine, a man committed to serving America as a member of our Armed Forces," said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. "We were all thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate this winner, and to know this win will positively impact his life."

According to lottery officials, the Marine, who wishes to remain anonymous, claimed his prize last week. He won the ninth of ten available $1 million top prizes that the scratcher game offers.

Lottery officials say the Marine, who is being deployed overseas within the next few months, found $10 in his pocket when he stopped at a store in Yuma. He purchased one $100 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers ticket, which turned out to be a $1 million winner.

The ticket was purchased at Barney's, located at 2381 S. Ave. B in Yuma. He will receive the prize in a 20-year annuity, resulting in $50,000 a year before taxes.

The $100 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers boasts more than $100 million in cash prizes, including 10 $1 million grand prizes. In total, there are more than 4.8 million prizes ranging from $10 to $1 million, including more than 391,000 prizes from $50 to $500 and more than 5,400 prizes from $1,000 to $50,000. One $1 million Cash Spectacular Scratchers grand prize ticket still remains.

Thanks to truesee for the tip.

God bless.

    B$Rizzle's avatar - a4leds
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    Posted: May 19, 2011, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

    Good for him! Great to hear about a man who serves this country have such a blessing like this. Congrats to him!

      ameriken's avatar - 33ojew2
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      Posted: May 19, 2011, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

      Awesome, Semper Fi Marine, and God Bless!

      Give someone a fish and feed them for a day. Teach them to use the internet and they won't bother you for weeks. 

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        Posted: May 19, 2011, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats to the winner, may God bless you & all the men & women who serve & protect our CountryHurray!Hurray!Hurray!

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          Posted: May 19, 2011, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

          What a great story!

          God bless him for his service to our country.

          Semper Fi.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: May 20, 2011, 2:05 am - IP Logged

            glad to see a active  Marine win , hope he was  family to enjoy the money with :D

            , who wishes to remain anonymous, smart one at that......

            good for Arizona also letting them just do it the easy way, and not leaveing the  hard way thro trusts as people only options.

            sense only pb/mm winners seem to care to even brother with that hard way, lawyer/trust method to much cost/time/brains for must people LOL

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              Posted: May 20, 2011, 9:42 am - IP Logged

              This is great !!!

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                Posted: May 20, 2011, 10:15 am - IP Logged

                 Oh, how incredible! It would have been a cherry on the cake if he finally came home after completing his tour AND won the cool mil!

                    CONGRATULATIONS! I am not brave enough to serve but I thank him for defending my freedom.US Flag

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                  Posted: May 20, 2011, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

                  Congratulations, $1M lottery annuity winner!  Type

                  Now, over the next 20 years you can enjoy this $35K net per year payout from your tidy lottery win!  If you retain full-time work during those years, you'll hopefully have enough money to live on so that you can invest that lotteries deposit's FULL amount in: options market, tax deed, and/or tax lien certificates investments, and keep rolling over the growing balance each month.

                  Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                    Posted: May 20, 2011, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

                    Congrats to the winner!

                    All things are possible to those that believe!!!!!!Wink

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                      Posted: May 20, 2011, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

                      Awesome - Good for you & Thank you for your service US Flag

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                        Posted: May 20, 2011, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

                        Congrats to the lucky winner, and Thank you !Party

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                          Posted: May 21, 2011, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

                          This is so cool...our soldiers are under-paid anyway. Nice extra income for his family...hopefully it will ally any financial stress.

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                            Posted: May 22, 2011, 11:30 am - IP Logged

                            That has to be a great feeling especially with the state of the economy today.

                            Happy Winning!

                            I am a millionaire!