PHOENIX (August 23, 2018) – The excitement gets to begin all over again as a player who bought their The Pick ticket at the Gas ‘n Grub in Kingman, AZ is now $10.1 million richer! This was the second-largest The Pick jackpot on record. This winner in Wednesday’s drawing now has an important choice to make: take the winnings in a $6,338,552.30 lump sum or take an annual $336,666.67 annuity payment for the next 30 years. The jackpot now resets so the top prize in the Saturday, August 25, drawing is a cool $1 million.
This comes on the heels of our record-breaking 2018 Fiscal Year, where combined sales from instant-win and draw games totaled $981 million with more than $210 million benefiting more than a dozen vital programs and services. These include: the Arizona Game and Fish Department, through the Heritage Fund; the Internet Crimes Against Children Fund (ICAC); and the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Arizona (CASA). Additionally, lottery revenue generated more than $65 million in retailer commissions across the state.
The Pick is Arizona’s very own lottery draw game, with a rich history of making players winners and building a better state by funding programs helping foster kids, saving the Bald Eagle, and so much more. Pick players also have much better odds of winning than those playing massive multi-state lotteries: 1 in 7,059,052. This is helping to put the Arizona Lottery on a path to meet or exceed our goals of $1 billion in annual sales and $250 million in annual return to beneficiaries in 2020.