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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. Hallwy ...
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

New Arizona Lottery game on sale Sunday
'All or Nothing' to be drawn twice a day, replaces 2by2 game By Todd Northrop A popular new lottery game format is now finding its way to Arizona. Starting Sunday, Arizona lottery players will be able to buy tickets for the latest Arizona Lottery game called All or Nothing. In the new game, players choose 10 numbers from a total pool of 20 numbers, and they can win the top prize by matching either all or none of the 10 numbers drawn to the numbers on their game ticket. The top pri ...
May 17, 2014, 8:43 am - Lottery News forum

Phoenix couple claim $3.3 million lottery prize
Includes video report After almost two weeks of remaining silent, the winners of the $3.3 million Arizona Lottery The Pick jackpot claimed their winnings. Robert Brito and his wife, Anna, of Phoenix, said they waited to claim the money because they wanted to get their finances in order and prepare to responsibly handle their windfall. We have invested it, and it will go to a trust fund for the whole family, Robert said. The Britos, who were reserved in revealing details about their ...
May 10, 2014, 8:12 am - Lottery News forum

This is why computer ized drawings are bad Undiscovered problem existed for 2 months some tickets had no chance of winning The lottery had no idea until players started complaining By Todd Northrop Due to an error in the computerized drawing system for the Arizona Lottery Pick 3 game between June 10 and Aug. 3, replacement tickets are being offered to eligible people who purchased tickets during that time frame, according to a press release. Pick 3 is an Arizona Lottery draw game ...
Aug 20, 2013, 9:30 pm - Lottery News forum

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