Arizona State Lottery came into existence in 1981. In 2010, the Arizona lottery was ranked first of all the US state lotteries in terms of $551million increase in revenue. The Arizona Lottery has plenty of great prizes as well and has handed out more than $4.2 billion in prizes to AZ winning number holders.
The most popular are the multi-state games Mega Millions and Powerball, which have been offered to AZ lottery players since 1994 and 2010 respectively. The single-state lotto games, The Pick has proven popular with players since 1984. The Arizona Pick lottery is drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays with jackpots starting at $1 million and the ticket would cost you just $1.
Also available from Arizona lottery is Fantasy 5 with a jackpot of at least $50,000, Pick 5, Cash 4, Pick 3 and 2by2. In addition to these AZ lotto games are a number of scratchers that offer players instant lottery wins, as well as something a little different.
In December 2010, a World Series of Poker (WSOP) scratcher designed for poker and lottery fans. The AZ Lottery teamed up with the World Series of Poker to create the WSOP Arizona Lottery game, which offered a $50,000 top prize. Also on offer were two seats at the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event, as well as a number of WSOP prize packs.
- You must be 21 years or older to purchase or redeem tickets.
- The Arizona Lottery does not sell tickets over the phone, by mail or on the Internet
- You can get your lottery tickets from the retailer nearest to you. There are more than 2,800 Arizona Lottery retailers across the state.
- If you live in one of the following area codes: 480, 602, 623 or 520, calling the player hotline is a local call. Players should use the following local hotline numbers:
- 829.7425 in Phoenix
520.325.9141 in Tucson
- The 1.800.499.3798 Arizona Lottery Winning Number Hotline is limited to in-state callers outside the metro areas.
- The winning numbers are also available on the Arizona State Lottery Website on their Winning numbers page.
- All Arizona Lottery retailers will redeem prizes up to $100 and may redeem prizes up to $599. Prizes of $600 or more can be claimed at either Arizona Lottery office. Any prize can be claimed in person at the Phoenix or Tucson office or by mail.
- If you win the jackpot, you have 60 days to choose a 30-year annuity or a lump-sum cash payment of approximately half the amount of the announced jackpot. If you do not select cash or annuity within the 60 days, your prize will be paid as an annuity.
Phoenix Lottery Office
4740 E. University Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85034
O. Box 2913
Phoenix, AZ 85062
Like most state lotteries, the AZ Lottery prides itself on giving its proceeds back to the community. So far more than $2.5 billion has gone to various projects in the Copper State including the state general fund, Healthy Arizona, local transportation, homeless shelter services and the state economic development fund.