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Arizona $188.9M Powerball winner claims prize

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By Todd Northrop

Arizona Lottery officials say the winner of the $188.9 million Powerball jackpot has come forward to claim the prize from the June 3 drawing.

The Powerball prize money was claimed well within the 180-day time period that is given to the winner to claim the money.

According to an AP report, the winner asked not to be identified, and lottery officials didn't release any details on the person's gender, age or hometown Tuesday.

Earlier this year, state lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a bill that prevents lottery winners' identities from being released for 90 days after a prize claim. However the new law doesn't take effect until July 3.

The Arizona Lottery in this case appears to have granted the Powerball winner the rights allowed under the new legislation, even though it is not yet officially enacted.

The Arizona Lottery also has not yet released information about whether the winner chose to receive the jackpot as a 29-year annuity or in a lump-sum cash value of nearly $120 million before taxes.

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Posted: June 16, 2015, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

Congratulations to this anonymous Power Ball winner!  Kudos to the Arizona Lottery for following the spirit of the new law.

 Sure, I would like to know more but I do not have that right in Arizona. Will this affect sales ? Up or down ?

$120 million before taxes !! Time to partyParty

 I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

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    Posted: June 16, 2015, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulations to the winner/s!!!

    I Love Pink & Green 1908

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      Posted: June 16, 2015, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

      Cheers may they have the wisdom to move asap and enjoy thar fatter wallets

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        Posted: June 17, 2015, 1:04 am - IP Logged

        Dance

        Awesome!

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          Bondi Junction
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          Posted: June 17, 2015, 1:22 am - IP Logged

          'Earlier this year, state lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a bill that prevents lottery winners' identities from being released for 90 days after a prize claim. However the new law doesn't take effect until July 3.

           

          The Arizona Lottery in this case appears to have granted the Powerball winner the rights allowed under the new legislation, even though it is not yet officially enacted.'

           

          At long last, some Common Sense!

          We all get a lot out of lotteries!

            ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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            Posted: June 17, 2015, 3:45 am - IP Logged

            'Earlier this year, state lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a bill that prevents lottery winners' identities from being released for 90 days after a prize claim. However the new law doesn't take effect until July 3.

             

            The Arizona Lottery in this case appears to have granted the Powerball winner the rights allowed under the new legislation, even though it is not yet officially enacted.'

             

            At long last, some Common Sense!

            It was very nice of them to let the winner claim anonymously even though the law hadn't come into effect yet. Thumbs Up

            "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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              Posted: June 17, 2015, 5:43 am - IP Logged

              Maybe because it was ONE OF THEM that won!! LOL!

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                Posted: June 17, 2015, 7:36 am - IP Logged

                PartyCongrats to the Lucky Winner.

                Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                For a lead role in a cage?

                 

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                  Posted: June 17, 2015, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

                  It was very nice of them to let the winner claim anonymously even though the law hadn't come into effect yet. Thumbs Up

                  I Agree! Hurray!

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

                  Disney

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                    Posted: June 17, 2015, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

                    I hope they relocate prior to the 90-day grace period. Congratulations to them!

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                      Posted: June 18, 2015, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

                      The one issue I have is Az lottery has a lot of answering for it's deal with Powerball. They run Az lottery drawings and since this agreement Az has more second place winners and every so often a large winner is here. Just saying....