PHOENIX (Oct. 8, 2009) – A Phoenix man has claimed the Powerball second prize of $200,000 from the Oct. 3 drawing worth $189 million.
Roy Hooper of Phoenix, who works in real estate, purchased his winning ticket at the Fry’s Food Store at 6625 W. Happy Valley Road in Glendale. Hooper’s was one of just three tickets nationwide to win the second prize from the Oct. 3 drawing. He says that he and his wife plan to put the money in the bank, and that “It's fun to be a winner.”
Hooper’s winning ticket is the latest of four second-prize Powerball tickets sold in Arizona in just one week. Three days earlier, on Sept. 30, two Powerball tickets sold in Arizona for that drawing matched all five white ball numbers for the second prize. Still unclaimed, those tickets were purchased at the Safeway at 520 W. Osborn Road in Phoenix and the Circle K at 1880 W. University Drive in Tempe. The winning numbers for that drawing were 41, 42, 52, 54, 57, and the Powerball was 30.
Arizona also had another second prize ticket from the Sept. 26 drawing. That ticket has since been claimed.
Saturday’s jackpot is an estimated $25 million.
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 Arizona. Powerball is played in 30 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.