Lady Luck Strikes Again: Recent Lottery Winners In 5 AZ Cities

Written By C.J. Pierre on March 29, 2022 - Last Updated on January 30, 2023

Another week goes by, and Lady Luck continues to reward Arizona lottery players.

There were some more Arizona state lottery winners in the past week. All of them can celebrate winnings of at least five figures. The number of winners in the state keeps climbing and climbing. That’s good news for those still looking for that elusive jackpot.

$50K lottery ticket sold at North Phoenix gas station

Anyone in the Phoenix area who played the Powerball on March 23 should check their tickets because someone is about to be around $50,000 richer.

The Arizona Lottery says a $50,000 Powerball ticket was sold at a Superpumper convenience store near Cave Creek Road and Rose Garden Lane.

The player matched four out of five numbers, plus the Powerball. The winning Powerball numbers were 31, 32, 37, 38, and 48. Meanwhile, the Powerball number was 24.

The winner has 180 days from the drawing date to claim their prize. Once a ticket expires, it cannot be redeemed even if it is a winner.

4 winning Fantasy 5 tickets recently sold across Arizona

There has been a quadruple of Fantasy 5 lottery winners in Arizona over the past week. The jackpot for the popular draw game hit four days in a row.

The first winning ticket was sold at a Walmart near Estrella Parkway and Van Buren Street. The player nailed the jackpot on the March 24 drawing matching all five numbers. That winning ticket is worth $103,000.

The winning didn’t stop there. Over the next three days, at least one ticket matched all five numbers. Players in Mesa, San Tan Valley and Sahuarita are probably throwing parties with winnings of at least $50,000.

Like with the Powerball drawing, Fantasy 5 winners also have 180 days from the drawing date to claim their prizes.

Arizona Lottery gives back to support high school kids

It’s always fun to talk about lottery winners. However, it is important to bring up how the Arizona State Lottery is giving back to the community.

The state lottery is making an effort to impact the lives of young people in Arizona. Recently, the lottery presented a $50,000 Gives Back Sponsorship check to ‘Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff.’ The money will help fund a unique group mentoring program called “Link Up.” The program works with children ages 15 and older.

Courtesy: Arizona Lottery

Teens meet weekly with volunteer mentors to participate in group sporting, social, cultural and volunteer events. The goal is to help build self-esteem and promote prosocial behaviors. The mentors are following the teens’ progress and are working to develop positive relationships with their families.

“When Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff shared their vision for the new ‘Link Up’ program, we knew we wanted to help turn that idea into a reality,” said Arizona Lottery Executive Director Gregg Edgar. “The Arizona Lottery is all about making dreams come true and doing good in our community, and this is the very type of program that our Gives Back sponsorships are designed to support.”

Every year, hundreds of millions of dollars from Arizona Lottery ticket sales go to programs and organizations in the state. The focus is on four key areas: higher education, health and human services, environmental conservation and economic and business development.

The Arizona Lottery has generated more than $4.7 billion in support of programs that help to improve the quality of life for people in the Grand Canyon State.

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CJ Pierre is a multimedia journalist currently residing in the Phoenix-Metro Area in Arizona. He has been covering news and sports for over a decade for both online and TV broadcasts. He was born and raised in Minneapolis and an alum of Minnesota State University: Moorhead. CJ has experience as a reporter and videographer and has covered high school, college and professional sports throughout his career. Most notably following Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Vikings and North Dakota State University football.

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