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Playing the Arizona Lottery

Jun 7, 2008
The Arizona Powerball lottery game is a great way to spend a little extra cash. Because the AZ Powerball tickets can be purchased for as low as one dollar, it is a fairly inexpensive way to bring a little excitement into your life. In order to play the game, you have to pick six separate Arizona Powerball numbers. Five of these six numbers have to fall between one and fifty-five, while the final number, known as the red Arizona Powerball number, must fall between one and forty-two.

Arizona Powerball

With AZ Powerball, you have a pretty good chance of winning something, even if it is just a three dollar cash prize. Though the grand prize is only awarded to someone who picks all six numbers, you can still win a hefty two hundred thousand dollar prize for picking the five winning Arizona Powerbball numbers without having the correct red Powerball. If you pick four correct regular numbers plus the correct red AZ Powerball, you will win ten thousand dollars. There are also prizes awarded for picking anywhere from four numbers correctly down to just having the correct Powerball number.

Arizona Power Play Options

If you choose to play the AZ Power Play options, you can multiply prizes other than the jackpot by anywhere from two to five times. This is a popular option, especially since it greatly increases your winnings even if you only have one or two correct numbers, and it only costs $1.

Arizona Lottery Results

You can get the latest Arizona Power Ball result either online at the Arizona Lottery Powerball website, or you can watch the live drawings twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 pm Eastern Time. Many local television stations broadcast the Arizona Powerball drawing live, so you can check local listings to find out where to watch. The official Powerball website, powerball, also lists up-to-date winning Arizona Powerball numbers.

Where The Money Goes

The Arizona Lottery makes Arizona a better place to live and visit by funding community programs and public projects that otherwise might not exist. Every year, the Arizona Lottery supports programs from parks and recreation to wildlife preservation, to education and public health, to transportation and economic development. In 2007 alone, the Arizona Lottery contributed almost $140 million in net profits to the state. Since it began in 1981, the overall contribution of Lottery dollars to beneficiaries has been over $2 billion. When you play the Arizona lottery, you are not only having fun but helping a great cause!

Buy Arizona Lottery Tickets

If you want to buy these or any other lottery tickets, simply log onto your official state website. These sites explain how to purchase tickets, and often times tickets can be purchased online so you can play most state lotteries from the comfort of your own home. You can also refer to official state websites for custom lottery news. Many sites offer lottery number generators to help make your lottery number picking easier for you. If you would like to purchase your tickets in person, you can also visit a local lottery terminal. No matter how you choose to purchase your tickets, or which tickets you choose to buy, you're bound to have some fun!
About the Author
Anthony Wayne works in the marketing department of online lottery site LuckyLotto in Pennsylvania. He is also editor of the Internet Bingo Blog a great source of internet bingo information.
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