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Money, money, money! Portland, Ore. man claims $6.2M Arizona jackpot

Frederick Hallwyler, a frequent visitor to the Valley and resident from Portland, Oregon, purchased the $6.2 million winning ticket at a Fry's Food Store in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo: Arizona Lottery)

PHOENIX — Planning on cashing in your lottery ticket for a cool $6.2 million? Sorry, you’re out of luck.

The winning ticket for the $6.2 million jackpot sold in Avondale, Arizona, from last Saturday’s drawing has been claimed, the Arizona Lottery announced Thursday.

Frederick Hallwyler, a frequent visitor to the Valley and resident from Portland, Oregon, purchased the ticket at a Fry’s Food Store in Avondale, Arizona, according to the Arizona Lottery.

What does he plan to do with all this cash? Invest it, he said.

Hallwyler, who said he plans on moving to Arizona in the near future, purchased four Quick Pick tickets from a Lottery vending machine last Saturday before returning to Portland.

He checked the tickets Tuesday and, to his surprise, found out he became an multi-millionaire.

In a recent press release, Arizona Lottery said Hallwyler was nervous carrying the winning ticket in his wallet during a flight from Portland to Phoenix.

Executive Director of the Arizona Lottery Tony Bouie said the company was excited to award the check to Hallwyler.

“Our hall of winners continues to grow,” he said in a recent press release. “We are always excited when we award big prize checks like this to these lucky players.”

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