Update: retailer information and new anonymity law
By Todd Northrop
If you bought your Powerball ticket in Arizona, it's time to give it some extra scrutiny this morning, since one of the Powerball tickets sold in Arizona for the Wednesday drawing is now worth $188.9 million.
It's the seventh time the Powerball jackpot has been won this year — the largest since Feb. 11, when three tickets sold in from North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas split a $564.1 million grand prize.
The winning Powerball numbers drawn Wednesday were 6, 8, 13, 37, and 40 with Powerball number 11. The Power Play was 2.
The ticket was purchased at a Glendale Quik Trip near 43rd Avenue and Union Hills Drive, according to the Arizona Lottery.
The winning Powerball ticket hasn't been sold in Arizona since 2012, Arizona Lottery Executive Director Tony Bouie said.
The Quik Trip where the ticket was sold will receive a $25,000 commission from the lottery, he said.
"If you know someone who bought a ticket, tell them to check it," he said. "If you bought a ticket, check it."
Aside from the jackpot winner, another 3 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Idaho and 2 from North Carolina.
None of those winners purchased the Power Play option for an extra $1 per play. If they had, their second-prize amount would have been automatically doubled to $2 million.
The $188.9 million jackpot started building from its $40 million starting point on April 22. It rolled 12 times before getting hit on the 13th consecutive drawing.
The jackpot has a cash value of $120 million, or $84 million after tax withholdings. The overall odds of winning the jackpot were 1 in 175,223,510.
The Arizona winner has 180 days to come forward.
Under a recently passed Arizona law which goes into effect July 1, the winners may choose to remain anonymous for 90 days after they claim their prize.