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$3M lottery ticket sold in Phoenix unclaimed; $4.8M ticket sold in Scottsdale

The Arizona Lottery said in 2019 that it has exceeded $1 billion in annual sales for the first time. (Photo: Patrick Breen/The Republic)

Two lucky Arizonans are multi-millionaires after winning the lottery, but one of them has yet to claim the fortune, Arizona State Lottery officials say.

A ticket for the Feb. 8 edition of The Pick successfully matched all six numbers to win a $4.8 million jackpot. Also, a Mega Millions ticket for the Feb. 7 drawing had all five correct numbers plus a Megaplier, which multiplied the winnings, for a total of $3 million.

The Pick ticket, which was claimed by the winner, was sold at QuikTrip at 4275 W. Indian School Road in Phoenix, according to lottery officials.

However, the unclaimed Mega Millions ticket was sold at Fry’s Food Store, at 7628 E. Indian School Road in Scottsdale.

The winning numbers were 9, 14, 27, 26, 52 with Mega Ball number 4 and the Megaplier for this drawing was 3, according to lottery officials. The cash prize for the ticket is $1 million, but the Megaplier tripled the prize.

The winner has 180 days from the drawing date to claim their prize.

As one winner of the Arizona lottery takes home $4.8 million, another winner has yet to claim their $3 million prize.

Unclaimed Arizona Lottery Winnings Mean Prizes Doubled For Other Winners

They say that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. In the case of one unclaimed lottery ticket, that’ll be the case for future Arizona Lottery winners.

Arizona Lottery officials announced Tuesday that they’ll use an extra $14.6 million, made available after a winning ticket went unclaimed in December, to double prizes for other lottery winnings.

Smaller, non-jackpot prizes available through a game called The Pick will be doubled for tickets purchased between Jan. 15 and Feb. 15.

That means $3 prizes double to $6, and $50 become $100. Even $2,000 prizes will double to $4,000.

The rest of the unclaimed winnings will help fund programs for abused children and for Native American education efforts.

They say that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. In the case of one unclaimed lottery ticket, that’ll be the case for future Arizona Lottery winners. Arizona Lottery officials announced Tuesday that they'll use an extra $14.6 million, made available after a winning ticket went unclaimed in December, to double prizes for other lottery winnings.Smaller, non-jackpot