PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - 02/08/11) - A Tucson resident claimed the eighth of 10 available $1 million top prizes in the Arizona Lottery's $100 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers(SM) game yesterday.The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, was in disbelief when he realized he had a winning $1 million ticket. His wife had to double-check the ticket, to make sure it was a winner. The ticket was purchased at Circle K, located at 401 S. Alvernon Way in Tucson."Miracles do happen," said the winner. "My wife and I both cried on and off all weekend. We really needed the money!"The winner will receive the prize as a 20-year annuity, and plans to use his winnings to pay off bills."It's always a thrill when an Arizona Lottery player claims a Cash Spectacular Scratchers $1 million top prize," said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. "It is a joy knowing this win will significantly impact the couple's life."$100 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers boasts more than $100 million in cash prizes -- including 10 $1 million grand prizes. In total, there are more than 4.8 million prizes ranging from $10 to $1 million, including more than 391,000 prizes from $50 to $500 and more than 5,400 prizes from $1,000 to $50,000. Two $1 million Cash Spectacular Scratchers grand prize tickets still remain.$100 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers tickets are available at all retailers where Lottery tickets are sold. Players must be 21 years or older to purchase or redeem tickets. Overall odds vary by game. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, these materials may be made available in an alternate format. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-NEXT STEP. Please Play Responsibly.™About the Arizona Lottery
The Arizona Lottery operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products; it receives no General Fund dollars from the State. Proceeds from sales of Lottery tickets-nearly $3 million per week-fund a variety of state programs. Since July 1981, the Arizona Lottery has paid out over $4.2 billion in prizes to players, more than $2.5 billion in net profit to the state, and almost $510 million in commissions to retailers.