AZ Powerball jackpot winner's name released - WNEM TV 5


AZ Powerball jackpot winner's name released

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Arizona Lottery officials have identified the man who claimed half of the record Powerball jackpot as Matthew Good of Fountain Hills.

A Lottery spokeswoman said Good took the one-time payout of $192 million from the Nov. 28 drawing.

Good is in his 30s and bought the ticket at 4 Sons convenience store in Fountain Hills.

He said he bought $10 worth, and kept the winning slip in the visor of his car until the next day when he checked the numbers and realized he was a multimillionaire.

After Good and his wife learned of their good fortune, he pulled together a team of financial advisers and decided to take his share this month to avoid potentially higher taxes in 2013.

The name was released in response to a public records request.

The other winning ticket was sold in Dearborn, MO.

Copyright 2012 CBS 5 (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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