PHOENIX (March 12, 2010) — Powerball players now have 200 million reasons to plunk down a dollar for a Powerball ticket.
The jackpot has grown to an estimated $200 million for Saturday’s drawing since nobody matched all white ball numbers plus the Powerball number worth $170 million from Wednesday’s drawing.
Locally, one ticket purchased at the Safeway at 8021 N. 35th Avenue in Phoenix matched all five white ball numbers for the second prize of $200,000. As of 11 a.m. today, that ticket has not yet been claimed.
Since the end of January, there have been a total of five second-prize winning tickets purchased here in Arizona:
· January 27: Safeway, 13503 W. Camino del Sol, Sun City
· Jan. 30: Circle K, 1850 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
· Feb. 13: Fry’s Food Store, 185 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction
· Feb. 27: Circle K, 13110 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
· March 10: Safeway, 8021 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix
“We are excited to have five $200,000 winning Powerball tickets in six weeks’ time right here in Arizona,” said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director for the Arizona Lottery. “Three of the five $200,000 prizes out there are waiting to be claimed, so I would like to urge everyone who participated in those drawings to check their tickets to see if they may be the state’s latest Powerball winners.”
So far, only the Jan. 27 and Feb. 27 winning tickets have been claimed.
In addition, the jackpot for The Pick, Arizona’s own jackpot game, is now at $5.6 million, the highest it has been in nearly two years, when a $12.8 jackpot was won March 15, 2008.
The 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.