Scratch games power increased Arizona Lottery revenues
Arizona Lottery sales exceeded $379.9 million during the first half of its 2016 fiscal year, which ran from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2015.
These numbers represent an increase of 12.2 percent over the same period during the previous fiscal year. Notably, the increase does not include the entire windfall of sales generated by the record-breaking $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot drawing which took place in January.
Sales data indicates there were an average of more than 97,000 winning Arizona L ...
Feb 22, 2016, 5:40 pm - Lottery News forum
Arizona AG begins investigation of former Lottery director
The former Arizona Lottery director, who abruptly resigned last month following allegations of mismanagement of the agency, is under investigation by the Attorney General Mark Brnovich's office.
Tony Bouie, who Gov. Doug Ducey appointed to the post early on in his administration, has adamantly denied wrongdoing, saying last month, There is much more to this story than is being told. I have followed the rules that I was trained on, Lottery Post reported.
A spokesman for Brnovich confirmed t ...
Feb 9, 2016, 7:45 pm - Lottery News forum
Arizona Lottery director resigns amid controversy
Arizona Lottery Director Tony Bouie has resigned his post in Gov. Doug Ducey's administration amid controversy and concerns about his management of the department.
Kevin Donnellan, the deputy director of the Department of Administration and a policy advisor to Ducey, has been named interim director.
Bouie submitted his resignation around 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Human Resources letter.
Daniel Scarpinato, Ducey's spokesman, confirmed the resignation, saying, In discussing these ...
Jan 15, 2016, 8:10 am - Lottery News forum
Arizona Lottery launches new poker-themed game
Replaces the retired Weekly Winnings game
By Todd Northrop
Arizona Lottery players now have a new evening draw game to play featuring a playing card theme is proving to be very popular throughout North America.
The new $2 lotto game called 5 Card Cash is modeled after the popular poker-themed games found in several state and provincial lotteries throughout the United States and Canada.
While most Arizona Lottery games either have the opportunity to win instantly, or in a daily drawin ...
Oct 5, 2015, 10:40 am - Lottery News forum
Oregon man claims $6.3 million Arizona Lottery jackpot
By Todd Northrop
An Oregon man who purchased a lottery ticket in Arizona is now a multi-millionaire.
Frederick Hallwyler purchased a few lottery tickets while visiting Arizona, including four quick picks for The Pick drawing on Saturday, Sept. 26, from a vending machine at a Fry's Food Store in Avondale.
He returned to Portland and remembered to check his tickets three days later. What he found out was that one of his tickets matched all six numbers for the $6,285,618 jackpot.
Oct 2, 2015, 12:22 pm - Lottery News forum
Arizona $188.9M Powerball winner claims prize
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 overwhel ...
Jun 16, 2015, 7:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Arizona lottery ticket wins $188M Powerball jackpot
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 ...
Jun 4, 2015, 7:47 am - Lottery News forum
Bill shielding Arizona lottery winners set for Senate vote
Winners of large Arizona lottery jackpots would have their names kept secret for three months to give them time to prepare for their newfound wealth and shield their financial affairs under a bill set for a Senate vote Monday.
The bill by Republican Sen. John Kavanagh is a more limited version of a bill he pushed in 2013 when he was in the House that would have kept winners' names secret forever. The bill failed in the Senate.
The Arizona Republic editorial staff objected to the original b ...
Feb 10, 2015, 9:22 am - Lottery News forum
101-year-old wins $50,000 Arizona Lottery prize
Christmas came a few weeks early for 101-year-old Lily Camacho, who lives in the central Arizona mining town of Kearny. On Tuesday, she won the grand prize of $50,000 in the Arizona Lottery's Money Tree game.
That's probably a good thing because she has 24 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, 19 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.
Fortunately, she also has a 78-year-old son who buys her the occasional scratch-off ticket.
Not that any of them ever paid off u ...
Dec 16, 2014, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum
Arizona Lottery retires gold miner logo
The Arizona Lottery announced the retirement of the logo last week, spokeswoman Karen Bach said.
In its place, the lottery's marketing agency, LaneTerralever, has designed a logo featuring a more contemporary style that conveys the fun, entertaining nature of the brand, Bach said.
In place of a spry, bearded prospector kicking up his heels with a pick in one hand and a levitating piece of gold in the other, the Arizona Lottery has opted for a more adult-looking logo featuring cursive writi ...
Nov 7, 2014, 6:01 pm - Lottery News forum