PHOENIX (March 4, 2010) — With the jackpots for three big Arizona Lottery games at the highest they’ve all been in several months, Lottery officials expect a surge in ticket purchases by players hoping to be the next big winners.
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is $139 million and is the highest jackpot in the world. Arizona’s own jackpot game, The Pick, is also experiencing high jackpots, now at $5 million for Saturday’s drawing. It has been 10 months since The Pick jackpot has been this high. The Pick 5 jackpot is resting at $230,000, the highest it’s been since September.
“These enormous jackpots have Arizona Lottery players really excited about their chances to win big, from hundreds of thousands of dollars to more than a hundred million dollars,” said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. “We’re looking forward to ushering in those big prize winners very soon right here in Arizona.”
The Pick and Powerball tickets for Saturday’s drawings can be purchased until 7:59 p.m. Saturday. Pick 5 is a daily game and the next drawing is tonight.
Powerball, The Pick and Pick 5 drawings are broadcast during the 10 p.m. news on Channel 15 (ABC) in Phoenix, Channel 13 (CBS) in Tucson, and in Spanish on Univision. Powerball is played in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Players can also check their numbers by logging onto arizonalottery.com or by calling the winning numbers hotlines at 480-829-PICK in Phoenix and 1-800-499-3798 in all other Arizona areas.
You must be at least 21 to purchase or redeem tickets. The Arizona Lottery reminds everyone to please play responsibly.