One incredibly lucky Arizona Lottery player’s life just changed in an instant. The unidentified player recently bought a $50 scratch ticket and scratched their way to $5 million.
The scratcher game was aptly named “Set For Life.” Even more surprisingly, the player chose the long-term payout. They will receive $250,000 every year for the next 20 years.
They may not be set for life, but they are certainly set for the next 20 years.
Arizona Lottery will pay out full $5 million over 20 years
Unfortunately, Arizona Lottery tickets cannot be purchased online. Fortunately, there are more than 3,000 retailers statewide that sell tickets.
The $5 million winning scratch ticket was redeemed on May 30. The winner purchased the $50 Set for Life Scratchers ticket from Fry’s Food Store at N. Pinal Avenue and E. McCartney Road in Casa Grande. The city is between Phoenix and Tucson off Interstate 10.
Arizona Lottery Executive Director Alec Esteban Thomson told local news stations the Lottery was surprised the winner took the long-term payout. The vast majority of big winners take their winnings in a lump sum.
“Winning this $50 Scratchers game offers this player boundless opportunity, and really fires up our players’ imaginations regarding what a ‘Set For Life’ win would mean for them. I can’t wait to see what our next top prize winner chooses. … Seeing our first ‘Set For Life’ top prize winner choose to receive $250,000 every year for the next 20 years is exciting.”
Five top prize winners remain in the Set For Life Scratchers game
The Set for Life Scratchers game is a scratch ticket game where players simply match their numbers to any of the winning numbers. Players can win up to $5 million.
There are six top prizes available, so five remain. Additionally, there are still 332 of the 339 possible winners for the second biggest prize of $10,000.
Set for Life Scratcher game tickets and other game tickets are also eligible for the Arizona Lottery Players Club, which can give players another chance to win.