|By Marketwired .||
|April 22, 2014 01:17 PM EDT||
PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/14 -- The Arizona Lottery announces that a $1 million winning Million Dollar Cash Bonanza Scratchers ticket sold in Phoenix has been claimed.
Alice Lewis, a caregiver from Phoenix, purchased her top prize-winning Million Dollar Cash Bonanza ticket from the Fry's at 520 E. Baseline Road in Phoenix.
Alice scratched the winning ticket in her car after buying it from the Lottery vending machine and thought she had only won $1,000. After reviewing the ticket further, she realized it was actually a top prize winner of $1 million and took it right back into the store to have it verified by a clerk. Alice has no immediate plans for the money other than investing it for when she retires in a year.
"It's always exciting to present a $1 million check to our players in Arizona," said Karen Bach, director of budget, products and communications for the Arizona Lottery. "There is still one Cash Bonanza $1 million top prize ticket remaining, and we look forward to presenting that check to the future winner."
Million Dollar Cash Bonanza Scratchers tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at any Arizona Lottery retailer.
Players must be 21 years or older to purchase or redeem tickets. Winners have 180 days from the drawing date to claim their prize at an Arizona Lottery office or by mail. Overall odds vary by game. All sales are final. In accordance with the ADA, these materials may be made available in an alternative format. Gambling Problem? Call 1.800.NEXT STEP (1-800-639-8783). Please Play Responsibly. Scratchers® is a registered service mark of the California Lottery.
About the Arizona Lottery
The Arizona Lottery operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products; it receives no General Fund dollars from the State. Proceeds from sales of Lottery tickets -- nearly $3.4 million per week -- fund a variety of state programs. Since July 1981, the Arizona Lottery has paid out more than $5.4 billion in prizes to players, more than $3 billion in net funding to the state and more than $638 million in commissions to retailers. Learn more at ArizonaLottery.com.