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