What is it about the Safeway stores in the Tri-State area and the Arizona lottery?
In 2010, the Safeway store in Fort Mohave sold the lone winning Powerball ticket worth $95 million.
Now it appears the Safeway store on Highway 95 in Bullhead City has sold the lone winning Arizona lottery ticket from last Saturday’s “The Pick” drawing. At $1.1 million, it may not really compare to the Powerball ticket of 2010, but to the person holding the winning ticket, it’s still a nice prize.
On Monday, The Arizona Lottery announced that the single winning ticket from Saturday’s jackpot was sold in Bullhead City.
The winning numbers were 03-10-14-19-20-40, and the winning ticket in Bullhead City matched all six numbers drawn.
“When Arizona players win, it’s a big deal,” said Tony Bouie, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. “It’s so positive for the winners and the economy of our state.”
The annuity prize option for the Bullhead City jackpot winning ticket is $1.1 million, and the estimated annual annuity payment is $36,666.67 a year for 30 years. Should the winner want the lump sum payment that cash prize option is worth approximately $718,954.20.
The winner from Saturday’s drawing will be the second millionaire winner from the Bullhead City area in the last five years. Sheila Verke, a then 64-year old substitute teacher from Fort Mohave, took home a check for $49.9 million after turning in her Powerball ticket for a drawing on Dec. 1, 2010. That jackpot would have been worth $95 million had Verke selected to annual annuity payment. She opted for the lump sum instead.
The Arizona lottery is also looking for the person who won a $3.0 million jackpot on Oct. 18, 2014. Time is running out for that ticket to be redeemed. Whoever holds that ticket has until Apr. 16 to claim their prize. That ticket was purchased in Phoenix.
Winners have 180 days from the drawing date to claim their prize at an Arizona Lottery office or by mail.
The Arizona Lottery operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products; it doesn’t receive any 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 $5.8 billion in prizes to players, more than $3 billion in net funding to the state and more than $686 million in commissions to retailers. Learn more by visiting ArizonaLottery.com.