ARIZONA NEWS

Anonymous Arizona family claims $75.2M Mega Millions jackpot

Oct 28, 2021, 11:11 AM | Updated: 11:19 am
(Arizona Lottery Photo)...
(Arizona Lottery Photo)
(Arizona Lottery Photo)

PHOENIX – A Lake Havasu City family that chose to remain anonymous claimed the jackpot from a Mega Millions drawing last week, the Arizona Lottery announced Thursday.

The winning trio, a married couple and the wife’s brother, chose the lump-sum payment for the Oct. 22 game and cashed in on $75.2 million, before taxes. The installment option would have paid out $108 million.

Their quick-pick ticket matched all five white balls — 9, 14, 26, 29 and 66 — and the gold Mega Ball of 22.

The family members said they’ve been buying $60 in lottery tickets every week, according to an Arizona Lottery press release, and won’t stop after hitting the jackpot. They plan to buy a motorhome and leave their jobs to travel.

Lottery winners in Arizona can keep their names from being released under a state law enacted in 2019.

The jackpot ticket was sold Oct. 20 at the Desert Martini bar in Lake Havasu City. The bar gets a $50,000 incentive for selling the winner.

It was just the second time a Mega Millions jackpot was awarded in Arizona. The other was a massive $414 million prize on June 9, 2020.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

FILE - Migrants, many from Haiti, wade across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, to return to Ciud...
Associated Press

Anxiety grows that Biden administration can’t find balance on immigration

A year into Biden’s presidency, there is growing concern among some in the party that the administration can’t find balance on immigration.
1 day ago
(File photo by Jenna Miller/Cronkite News)...
Ulysse Bex | Cronkite News

Arizona jobless rate continues steady decline, workforce keeps growing

Arizona’s unemployment rate continued its steady decline in October, falling to 5.2%, down a full percentage point from two months earlier.
1 day ago
(ADOT Photo)...
Associated Press

1 person dead in wrong-way crash involving 4 vehicles in Phoenix

A wrong-way collision on a Phoenix freeway early Saturday involved four vehicles and killed the wrong-way driver..
1 day ago
(Airbnb photo)...
Tom Kuebel

Airbnb names Phoenix family as top new hosts in Arizona

Owners of a Charming Coronado Casita with 123 ratings in its first year were named as the top new Airbnb hosts in Arizona.
1 day ago
FILE - A dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Lurie Children's hospital, Nov. 5, 2021, ...
KTAR.com

Arizona reports 3,655 new COVID-19 cases, 47 deaths on Saturday

Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 3,655 new COVID-19 cases and 47 deaths.
1 day ago
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 file photo, the logo of Google is displayed on a carpet at the...
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

In need of Gmail storage space cleanup tips? Here are a few to get you started

If you haven’t done much in the past to keep the clutter from building up in your Gmail account, there are a number of places where you can free up valuable storage space.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

(Facebook Photo/NHTSA)...
Sweet James

Upcoming holiday season is peak time for DUI arrests

The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the most dangerous time of the year to be driving. That’s why it’s important to remember to call Sweet James Accident Attorneys if you’re injured or arrested because of a DUI accident.
...
PNC Bank

3 cool tips to turn everyday moments into learning experiences for your child

Early brain development has a crucial impact on a child’s ability to learn and succeed in school and life. Research has shown that 90% of a child’s brain is developed by age five.
...
PNC Bank

How one organization supports early childhood literacy for the most vulnerable

Nearly two out of every three children in low-income communities don’t own a single children’s book, a fact that ultimately could have profound impacts even before entering kindergarten, according to Arizona nonprofit Southwest Human Development.
Anonymous Arizona family claims $75.2M Mega Millions jackpot