Arizona lottery winners scoop $600,000Thursday February 17th 2011
Lottery players in Arizona have won $600,000 after matching five numbers in yesterday's Powerball draw. Following Wednesday night's game, officials confirmed that three ticket holders in the state and another player in Missouri had matched the main numbers, 9, 13, 21, 23 and 48, winning $200,000 each. However, no players correctly picked the Powerball, 24, meaning the $101million jackpot went unclaimed.
It seems likely that there will now be a rush to get lottery tickets ahead of the next draw on Saturday, February 19. The estimated jackpot currently stands at $126million, which equates to a cash value of $61.9million.
The jackpot of the other multi-state lottery game, Mega Millions, is also starting to climb following a big win at the start of the month. After the February 1 draw it was revealed that one ticket holder from Indiana and a 13-strong lottery syndicate from Michigan had split the $93million main prize.
The Mega Millions jackpot has steadily built up since then and is estimated at $52million for Friday night's game. If just one player matches all the numbers they’ll walk away with a cash lump sum of $31.2million before state and federal taxes.
Written by Brett Levenson