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Winning $410M Mega Millions ticket sold in Phoenix suburb

By | Rachel Brooks

Staff | Telegraph Local

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Above, the lottery ticket was sold in Glendale, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. Pictured above, Glendale Murphy Park by Tony the Marine, CC By SA 3.0.

The winning $410M Mega Millions ticket has been sold in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. The ticket was the sole winning ticket for Tuesday’s $410 million dollar Mega Millions drawing. This was initially reported by the Associated Press and shared via NBC News at 6:40 am Chicago Dateline Time on June 11. 

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The winning ticket was purchased at a Circle K located in Glendale, Arizona. The winning numbers were 1, 5, 9, 10 and 23 with Mega Ball 22. 

The prize can be paid out as an annuity with 30 annual payments. If it is claimed as a lump sum it is worth $316.8 million. This is citing the Arizona lottery spokesman John Gilleland. John Gilleland states that under a 2019 Arizona law, the winner can continue to remain anonymous forever. Gilleland stated that winners of money over $100,000 are entitled to 90-day anonymity. The winners can choose to remain anonymous permanently. Mr. Gilleland states that every single person who won large sums of money from the Arizona lottery has opted for permanent anonymity. 

The news cast echoed the anonymity of the “mystery winner,” as ABC7 Chicago and various news outlets shared the original story from the Associated Press. The story was also shared via Fox Business. 

A full disclosure of Arizona Lottery anonymity laws can be found through the Arizona Lottery’s FAQ. To play the Arizona Lottery, you must be 21 or older. Arizona Lottery advises you to be cautious of calls from any person claiming to be the Arizona Lottery, Powerball, Mega Millions, or any other institution associated with lottery and finance. Be suspicious of calls, emails, or any other materials that you receive under odd circumstances. 

The Arizona Lottery warns strongly against losing one of its tickets. Losing a Lottery ticket is like losing cash. To protect yourself, you must sign the back of the ticket. 

“Losing a lottery ticket is like losing cash. Protect yourself by signing the back of your ticket, filling in your address and keeping it safe. Unless signed, anyone of legal age, who has the ticket, can redeem it. 

The Arizona Lottery is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged tickets,” says the Arizona Lottery FAQ page regarding ticket values. 

The Arizona Lottery also has some information regarding redeeming winnings after you play the game while living in another state.

“You can send in your tickets to redeem them. To redeem your tickets, please read the Winner Brochure. Information regarding collecting your winnings can also be found on the back of the ticket,” says the Arizona Lottery FAQ page regarding out-of-state players. 

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The Arizona Lottery also states that the Lottery winner can and should choose a beneficiary of their winnings if they choose an annuity payment plan. This is so that, if the Lottery winner were to pass away before they receive their last payment, someone would be able to claim the fortune. If a beneficiary is not named, the value of the Lottery winner’s prize will still remain part of the winner’s estate. 

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