Arizona Lottery

Many Ways to Play the Arizona Lottery

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The Arizona Lottery has been going strong for over 30 years, and continues to improve based on prize payouts as well as financial support for the retailers involved and the state agencies that depend on funding from the proceeds.

Where does the money generated by the Arizona Lottery go?

By law, at least 50% must be paid out in prizes. The Arizona Lottery funds a wide variety of public projects and programs, including transportation, health care, parks, education, arts, wildlife and historic preservation all over Arizona.

In 2011 Arizona's General Fund received over $146 million.

How old do you have to be to buy a lottery ticket?

You must be at least 21 years old to participate in the Arizona Lottery.

Where can I buy lottery tickets?

You can only buy Arizona lottery tickets at a participating Arizona Lottery retailer. Legitimate Arizona lottery tickets can not be purchased over the phone, by mail or on the Internet.

I won!

If you won a prize up to $599 any Arizona Lottery retailer can redeem the ticket for you. If you won $600 or more, you must complete a claim form and submit it either in person or by mail to the Arizona Lottery office.

If I win, do I have to pay taxes?

Yes, lottery winnings are taxable, and the Arizona Lottery may withhold taxes on winnings and/or report winnings, depending on the amount.

If I have a winning ticket, how long do I have to redeem it?

Scratchers: up to 180 days from the announced game ending date
The Powerball, Mega Millions, The Pick, Fantasy 5, 2 By 2, Ca$h 4 and Pick 3: 180 days

Details about specific Arizona Lottery Games

Powerball and Mega Millions are multi-state lotteries. In Arizona you must be 21 years old to play Powerball or Mega Millions.

Drawings for Powerball are held each Wednesday and Saturday night. Drawings for Mega Millions are held each Tuesday and Friday night.

The minimum jackpot for each drawing of Powerball ($2 per ticket) is $40 million. The minimum jackpot for Mega Millions is $12 million.

How do I select my numbers?

  • Let the computer select the numbers randomly.
  • Fill out a selection slip at a participating retailer and choose your own numbers. For Powerball: five white numbers, 1 through 59, plus one red Powerball number 1 through 35. For Mega Millions: five white numbers (1 through 56), plus one Megaball number (1 through 46).
  • Choose your own numbers for just the white numbers or just the Powerball number and ask for a Quick Pick for the other number(s).
  • You can play the same numbers (or Quick Picks) for up to 10 consecutive drawing dates on the same ticket. Just tell the retailer at the time of purchase or mark the appropriate box on your selection slip.

What combinations are winners in Powerball?

There are nine ways to win:

  • 5 white + Powerball wins the Powerball jackpot
  • 5 white wins $1,000,000
  • 4 white + Powerball wins $10,000
  • 4 white wins $100
  • 3 white + Powerball wins $100
  • 3 white wins $7
  • 2 white + Powerball wins $7
  • 1 white + Powerball wins $4
  • Powerball only wins $4

You can multiply your prize by marking the Power Play box on the front of the selection slip, or by asking the cashier for the Power Play option.

For an extra $1 per game, your winnings (except the jackpot prize and match 5 Bonus Prizes) can be multiplied by a numbers from two to five randomly selected at draw time.

What combinations are winners in the Mega Millions game?

There are nine ways to win:

  • 5 white + Megaball wins the Megaball jackpot
  • 5 white wins $250,000
  • 4 white + Megaball wins $10,000
  • 4 white wins $150
  • 3 white + Megaball wins $150
  • 2 white + Megaball wins $10
  • 3 white wins $7
  • 1 white + Megaball wins $3
  • Megaball only wins $2

For an extra $1 per game, you can multiply your winnings (except jackpot) up to five times based on a number from two to five randomly selected at draw time.

How Long Do I Have To Redeem a Winning Ticket?

You have 180 days from the date of the drawing.

What are my payout options if I win a jackpot?

You have 60 days to decide whether you'd like a 30-year annuity or a lump-sum cash payment of approximately half the amount of the announced jackpot.

After 60 days you can only receive the annuity.

How do I find the winning numbers?

The Pick is a $1 jackpot game. Fantasy 5 was called Pick 5 for a while.

How often are The Pick, Weekly Winnings and Fantasy 5 played?

Drawings for The Pick are held each Wednesday and Saturday night. Fantasy 5 and Weekly Winnings drawings are held Monday through Saturday evenings.

How much can I win in the game?

The minimum jackpot for each drawing of The Pick is $1 million. The minimum jackpot for Fantasy 5 is $50,000, and it grows until someone matches all 5 numbers and wins. The grand prize in Weekly Winnings is $1,000 per week for one year, taxes paid.

How do I select my numbers for The Pick?

  • Let the computer select the numbers randomly. This is called a Quick Pick.
  • Fill out a selection slip at a participating retailer and choose your own six numbers, 1 through 44.
  • You can play the same numbers (or Quick Picks) up to 10 consecutive drawing dates on the same ticket. Just tell the retailer at the time of purchase or mark the appropriate box on your selection slip.

How do I select my numbers for Fantasy 5?

  • Let the computer select the numbers randomly.
  • Fill out a selection slip at a participating retailer and choose your own six numbers, 1 through 41.
  • You can play the same numbers for up to 12 consecutive drawing dates on the same ticket. Just tell the retailer at the time of purchase or mark the appropriate box on your selection slip.

How do I know if I won The Pick?

There are five ways to win:

  • match 6 of 6 wins the jackpot
  • match 5 of 6 wins $2,000
  • match 4 of 6 wins $50
  • match 3 of 6 wins $3

How do I know if I won Fantasy 5?

There are four ways to win:

  • match 5 of 5 wins the jackpot
  • match 4 of 5 wins $500
  • match 3 of 5 wins $5
  • match 2 of 5 wins $1

Approximately one in every ten tickets will be a special ticket that will double any winnings, except the jackpot, on that ticket. It doesn't cost anything, it's random. Winning game plays on a ticket designated as "THIS IS A DOUBLER TICKET!"

What is EXTRA?

That's an add-on game that lets you win instantly when you purchase a ticket. All EXTRA! numbers are automatically selected by the computer. All you have to do is check the EXTRA! box on the selection slip or tell the retailer you want to purchase the EXTRA! option. You may choose either the $1 or $2 EXTRA! option. Prizes vary based on the purchase price.

What are my payout options if I win The Pick jackpot?

You have 60 days to decide whether you'd like a 30-year annuity or a lump-sum cash payment of approximately half the amount of the announced jackpot.

How do I find out what the winning numbers were for The Pick or Fantasy 5?

  • By phone at 480-829-7425
  • In outlying areas, call 1-800-499-3798
  • Visit a participating Arizona Lottery retailer for the winning numbers
  • Visit the Arizona Lottery website the following day

The Arizona Lottery games Pick 3 and Weekly Winnings are $2 drawing games.

Pick 3 is a daily drawing game. You can purchase tickets every day, and drawings take place Monday through Saturday.

How is Pick 3 played?

You decide on either 1 or 2 plays per ticket.

How much can I win in the Pick 3 game?

You can win up to $500 per ticket playing Pick 3.

How do I select my numbers for Pick 3?

  • Let the computer select the numbers randomly.
  • Choose your own numbers and mark them on the selection slip. Pick one or two sets of three-digit numbers (000 through 999). Then choose how you want to play your numbers: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Front Pair or Back Pair. The play type you choose determines the amount you win.

What do these terms mean?

  • Straight means 3 numbers in the exact order drawn.
  • Box means 3 numbers in any order. Box play has two options: 3-way, where 2 numbers selected are the same, and 6-way where 3 different numbers are selected.
  • Straight/Box means 3 numbers in either exact or any order, but you win more if the numbers are drawn in the exact order.
  • Front Pair means the first 2 numbers in the exact order.
  • Back Pair means last 2 numbers in the exact order.

You can play the same numbers up to 12 consecutive drawing dates on the same ticket. Just tell the retailer at the time of purchase or mark the appropriate box on your selection slip.

How do I know if I've won the Pick 3 game?

There are nine ways to win Pick 3. The play type (Straight, Box etc.) you chose when you purchased your ticket determines the amount you can win. Check your numbers and play type (1 Play or 2 Play with the winning numbers drawn.

How do I find the winning numbers for Pick 3?

  • By phone at 480-829-7425
  • In outlying areas, call 1-800-499-3798
  • Visit a participating Arizona Lottery retailer for the winning numbers
  • Visit the Arizona Lottery website the following day

Drawings for Weekly Winnings are held Tuesday and Friday evenings.

How do I know if I won Weekly Winnings?

There are five ways to win:

  • All four numbers on the top line wins $1,000 per week for one year
  • All four numbers in either of the two Second Prize sets of numbers wins $10,000
  • All 4 numbers in any of the three Third Prize sets of numbers wins $1,000
  • Three numbers in any set wins $50
  • Two numbers in any set wins $2

How do I find the winning numbers for Pick 3 and Weekly Winnings?

  • By phone at 480-829-7425
  • In outlying areas, call 1-800-499-3798
  • Visit a participating Arizona Lottery retailer for the winning numbers
  • Visit the Arizona Lottery website the following day

Scratchers

Scratchers can be played every day, and multiple times per day. Scratchers tickets are instant winning tickets. There are always many different Scratchers games offered by the Arizona Lottery.

Scratchers tickets have different denominations. There are $1 games, as well as $2, $3, $5, $10 and $20 games. Prizes range from $1 to $1,000,000. You can buy Scratchers tickets at any Lottery retailer, but you might not find all Scratchers games at every retailer at any point in time.

Scratchers tickets also make great additions to Congratulations cards, Thank You cards, stocking stuffers, party prizes...your imagination is the limit.

Here are the Scratchers games that are being offered right now.

Complete rules of all games are available from the Arizona Lottery. The details and rules mentioned herein are subject to change without notice.​