Two more large winning lottery tickets were sold in the state on the same night, just 40 miles apart, less than two months after hosting Super Bowl LVII, with the Arizona Wildcats winning the PAC – 12 basketball tournament( we won & rsquo, t talk about March Madness though).
At the SuperPumper gas station in Chandler on Tuesday night, a$ 265, 000 Triple Twist drawing ticket was purchased; however, someone in Scottdale, Arizona, purchased swaggering tickets worth$ 10,000 on the Mega Millions drawing at the Safeway( close to the intersection of I-10 and AZ-51 ).
As of Friday afternoon, neither winner had stepped forward to Arizona Lottery officials to claim their prizes.
40 kilometers separating them? The idea that it might be the same man baffles the head. Did they make a stop at the Safeway for meals before returning to the SuperPumper to top off their pond? & nbsp, Both tickets were bought on Tuesday.
The joy is tripled.
The Triple Twist jackpot idea is straightforward. Over 3, 000 Arizona retailers sell tickets for$ 2 each. People have the choice of choosing their own six numbers( 1 through 42 ) or letting the machine handle it.
In either case, the machine provides two additional columns of numbers that can be used to win the jackpot.
The winner of Tuesday & rsquo struck all six numbers: 2, 26, 33, 35, 38, and 41 to take home the prize.
This wasn’t the first time a native of Arizona had recently played the Triple Twist. A Triple Twist ticket that was sold at a Surprise Wal-Mart on March 15 brought in$ 1.5 million, and another triple-trot ticket sold on the same day in Phoenix was worth$ 225, 000.
Chandler, which is a piece of Maricopa County, has just under 280, 000 residents.
Mega Millions, I hear you ask?
The unidentified champion, who bought their tickets at the Safeway in Scottsdale near Pinnacle Peak and Scottsdale Roads, matched four out of the five numbers drawn for the Mega Millions prize and Mega Ball.
1, 37, 45, 62, and 64 were the winning figures, with 4 being the Mega Ball.
According to the most recent statistics, Scottsdale, another large city in Maricopa County, has a population of 242, 753.
The Mega Millions jackpot was up to$ 414 million as of Friday & rsquo’s drawing, with an estimated cash value of$ 221 million.
Winners must claim their prizes within 180 days of the drawing. By then, maybe the Arizona Diamondbacks will have made the MLB Playoffs.
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