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Arizona Lottery identifies man who won $1M in Powerball

The Arizona winner of $1 million from the weekend Powerball drawing has been identified, the Arizona Lottery said in a Tuesday release.

Craig Krause, a Colorado man who travels to Arizona for the winter, purchased the winning ticket from the Fry’s Food Store at 542 E. Hunt Highway in Queen Creek on March 22.

Krause and his wife plan to use some of the winnings to help family.

“My mother is getting older,” he said. “She’s 93 now, and I want to help her out so that she doesn’t have to worry about money for the rest of her life.”

They’ll also buy a new car and donate to the Red Cross, several veteran’s charities, and the University of Iowa, where Krause went to college.

Krause is the 21st person in Arizona to win $1 million since the $2 Powerball launched in January 2012.

A New Jersey man, identified as 45-year-old Dominican immigrant Pedro Quezada, won the grand prize of $338 million.

KTAR’s Bob McClay and the Associated Press contributed to this report.