About The Pick
The Arizona Lottery, a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association, became operational in 1981. It was an organization established to support programs of public interest in Arizona, a tradition that continues to date.
Fast forward to 2019, and the lottery is bigger and better. It makes four million dollars in ticket sales every week, a testament to its prominence. Most of that money, however, goes to philanthropy.
Areas supported by the program range from arts, education, public safety, and environmental conservation to community enrichment and economic development. But there is more. The sweepstake is also the host to subsidiary tournaments such as The Pick, Powerball, Mega Millions, The Trio, Fantasy 5, Pick 3, and Scratchers.
The Pick is, however, the most prominent of all. It is an in-state jackpot game played by anyone above the age of twenty-one years. All a player must do is pick six numbers out of forty-four possibilities and for a dollar only.
Players who list all the six numbers right have a chance of winning the jackpot. The minimum jackpot prize as of now is one million dollars, but the value can go higher. Recall, someone won thirteen and a half million dollars in 2007.
But what are your chances of winning The Pick? Well, you have a one out of thirty-nine possibility of winning the jackpot. All you must do is play a lot and watch out for the Wednesday and Saturday draws. You can also check out the winning numbers on the company website or call the agency’s hotline number.
And how do you claim your prize? Arizona Lottery requires you to choose a payment option in sixty days. Annuity claims, however, can only get fulfilled when you select the compounding model within the two-month window. Failure to do so forces the agency to pay you a lump sum amount, something that attracts significant tax charges on your part.