The Arizona Lottery has a range of exciting games with great prizes for players to try their luck on. This page will tell you everything you need to know about playing the AZ Lottery such as draw schedules, game information, how to claim a prize, and where to buy tickets.
Since Arizona Lottery tickets first went on sale on July 1, 1981, around $3.5 billion in ticket revenues has helped fund programs statewide. The majority of that money has gone into the state's general fund, where the governor and Legislature can allocate it as they choose, and around $1.8 billion has benefitted programs in four main areas: higher education, health and human services, the environment, and economic growth.
Arizona Lottery Drawing Schedule
Drawings take place every day in Arizona. Find out exactly when each game is played in the table below.
|Game||Draw Days||Draw Times*||Ticket Sales Close At*|
|Powerball||Monday, Wednesday & Saturday||8:59 PM||7:59 PM|
|Mega Millions||Tuesday & Friday||9:00 PM||7:59 PM|
|The Pick||Monday, Wednesday & Saturday||8:00 PM||7:59 PM|
|Pick 3||Daily||8:00 PM||7:59 PM|
|Fantasy 5||Daily||8:00 PM||7:59 PM|
|Triple Twist||Daily||8:00 PM||7:59 PM|
|*Times are shown in Mountain Standard Time. During Daylight Savings (second Sunday in March - first Saturday in November) ticket sales cutoffs and drawings will occur one hour earlier for state games.|
The Arizona Lottery participates in Powerball and Mega Millions, but also offers residents the chance to play fun in-state games with great cash prizes:
The Pick is Arizona's very own jackpot game, with a top prize that starts at $1 million and rolls over until someone wins. Add EXTRA! to be in the running to win up to $500 instantly.
Three is a magic number with Arizona's daily draw game that features nine ways to win with a variety of fun play types. Each play costs $1 to win up to $500, or enter two games for $1 to win up to $250 per game.
The jackpot for this exciting daily draw game starts at $50,000 and keeps increasing until it's won. Approximately every 10th ticket is a random DOUBLER, which doubles non-jackpot prizes. You can also add EXTRA! for the chance to win up to $500 instantly.
This fast-paced daily game features 10 ways to win, with a minimum $200,000 starting jackpot that keeps rolling over until it goes off.
Scratchers are a great choice for those lottery fans who are always on the go or who don't like waiting for drawing results! These instant win games are available for purchase from any authorized Arizona Lottery retailer and can net you a big cash prize in the blink of an eye! Ticket costs range from $1 to $20 and can deliver a wide variety of windfalls, from $500 to over $3 million.
Fast Play is another way to get the thrill of instant wins. Players can take part in multiple games, each with its own play style. Two popular games are Treasure Chase, which costs $2 for the chance to win up to $10,000, and Comic Cash, which costs just $1 with a progressive jackpot that starts at $1,000 and keeps growing until someone hits it. Tickets print like a draw game and look like a Scratcher.
Quick Draw has four games drawn every hour with ticket prices starting at $1. Each game has a different play style, wager options, and add-ons:
- One to Win: You only need one number to win from $250 up to $5,000
- 5/10/45: Choose a 5-spot play for $1 and you could win up to $500; wager $20 and you could take home up to $10,000
- 5 In-A-Line: Match your numbers in the exact order of the numbers drawn. The more you match, the more you win - there's a top prize of $5,000
- Lucky Links: This Tic-Tac-Toe-style game has a number grid where you can make a winning match by creating lines horizontally, vertically, or diagonally for the chance to win up to $25,000
Quickcard is a fun and unique way to play Powerball or Mega Millions with a ticket that features Quick Pick numbers with a scratch-off coating and is eligible for the next available draw. Quickcard is available to purchase from select retailers and costs $4 (two plays), $6 (four plays), or $10 (five plays). Power Play and Megaplier are not available with Quickcard.
History of the Arizona Lottery
The Copper State is home to a fantastic lottery with a very interesting history behind it. With a varied portfolio of games, players will be sure to find the draw game or instant win game that's perfect for them.
The Arizona Lottery was established in November 1980 and was the first U.S. state west of the Mississippi River to approve and enact a state lottery. State residents are asked to vote on whether or not they want the lottery to continue operating, and the organization is set to keep offering great games and big prizes to players from Apache Junction to Yuma until at least 2035.
Originally, the minimum age for buying Arizona Lottery tickets was 18, but this was raised to 21 in 2003. The Arizona Lottery began selling tickets for Powerball on April 4th, 1994 and started participating in Mega Millions on April 18th, 2010. There have been 12 Powerball jackpot winners from Arizona.
Drawings for all in-state games are held at the Arizona Lottery Phoenix Office. Drawings for Powerball and Mega Millions take place in Iowa and are conducted by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL).
Revenue raised from Arizona Lottery ticket sales is allocated to four categories of programs: health and welfare, economic and business development, education, and the environment. Since 1982, over $3.3 billion has been raised for initiatives in these categories.
If you want to play great Arizona Lottery games like The Pick or Triple Twist, then you'll need to visit the state in order to purchase tickets from an authorized retailer. Multi-State games, Powerball and Mega Millions, are available to play online across the US. Visit the tickets page for more information.
You've won a prize - congratulations! Here's what to do next.
Make sure you sign your ticket, make a copy of the front and back, and keep the ticket in a safe place. Remember, losing a winning ticket is like losing cash. Anyone with the ticket can claim the prize.
Winners of more than $100,000 can stay anonymous by requesting that their personal details are not disclosed to the public.
All set? Now you're ready to claim your winnings.
For draw games, you have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim a prize. For Scratchers, you have 180 days from the game's end date to redeem a prize. If you've won $599 or less, you can claim your winnings from any authorized Arizona Lottery retailer or by mail.
Any prize worth $600 or more may be claimed at either the Tucson Lottery Office or the Phoenix Lottery Office, which are open Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM MST (closed holidays). You can also mail your claim form and signed winning ticket to the Arizona Lottery. Regardless of whether you make your claim in person or send it by mail, you'll need to supply a government-issued ID.
You'll be responsible for federal taxes of 24% on larger prizes as well as a state tax of 4.8%.
Claim a prize by mail
Prizes of any amount may be redeemed by mail.
For prizes below $600, sign and complete the back of your winning ticket and send to the address below.
For prizes of $600 and above, you'll need to send these documents:
- Completed ticket
- Completed claim form
- Copy of a government-issued ID that includes your mailing address and signature.
P.O. Box 2913
Phoenix, AZ 85062