Six $1 million Powerball tickets sold at 1 Ariz. store

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by Crystal Cruz

azfamily.com

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 30 at 10:51 AM

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Most of us have thought about winning the lottery, but for so many it’s just a dream.

“I would retire,” said lottery player Mike Moore.

Six winning $1 million Powerball tickets were bought at a QuikTrip gas station on Glendale Ave. and 67th in Glendale. Only one person has claimed their ticket since Wednesday's drawing.

The five other tickets are out there, somewhere.

“What we do know is these are not Quick Pick tickets," said Karen Bach with the Arizona Lottery. "They are individually selected numbers on a play slip or, in this case, multiple play slips."

Bach said this is definitely a unique situation, but the tickets are legitimate.

Moore plays the lottery often and suspects something bizarre happened at the gas station.

“I don't know if they had just a general slip that they filled out and someone else used it," he said. "The odds of that are significantly high."

3TV spoke to the manager of the QuikTrip. Off camera he told us there is only one winner. A man bought six tickets with five identical numbers. However, the Powerball numbers were each different.

It's not the same story we got from a lottery official.

“We can't speculate," Bach said. "We do not know who has those tickets in their possession. Until we have them we have no way of knowing.”

The QuikTrip will get $30,000 for their share of the six winning tickets when all of the tickets are claimed.

Since January, there have been 10 winning $1 million second-prize Powerball tickets sold in Arizona.

The next $2 Powerball Draw is Saturday, April 28, for an estimated jackpot of $40 million.
 

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