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Draw Times for Arizona Lottery Games Changing August 5

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Jul 25, 2013) - In an effort to make purchasing tickets and checking winning numbers more convenient for players, sales for all Arizona Lottery draw games will close at the same time starting August 5. This means that Arizona-specific draw games, including The Pick™, Fantasy 5™, Weekly Winnings™, 2by2™, and Pick 3™, will now be on the same sales close schedule as Powerball® and Mega Millions®.

Ticket sales for every Arizona Lottery draw game will close at 6:59 p.m. Arizona time during daylight saving time (from the second Sunday in March through the first Saturday in November). After daylight saving time, sales will close at 7:59 p.m. Arizona time. Sales for the next drawing will resume at 7:04 p.m. and 8:04 p.m. respectively.

"One of our main goals at the Arizona Lottery is to listen and respond to our players," said Karen Bach, director of budget, products, and communications for the Arizona Lottery. "With more consistent draw times for all of our games, players will be able to check all of their tickets at once."

For more information, please visit: www.arizonalottery.com/newdrawtime.html.

Players must be 21 years or older to purchase or redeem tickets. Winners have 180 days from the drawing date to claim their prize at an Arizona Lottery office or by mail. Overall odds vary by game. All sales are final. In accordance with the ADA, these materials may be made available in an alternative format. Gambling Problem? Call 1.800.NEXT STEP (1-800-639-8783). 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 - over $3 million per week - fund a variety of state programs. Since July 1981, the Arizona Lottery has paid out more than $5 billion in prizes to players, over $2.8 billion in net profit to the state and almost $591 million in commissions to retailers.