PHOENIX - A Valley man has finally come forward to claim his share of a record $587 million Powerball prize.
Arizona Lottery officials at a Friday press conference confirmed the Arizona winner is a man in his 30s who is married and lives in the affluent Phoenix suburb of Fountain Hills.
The $587.5 million jackpot was the largest in history, and will be shared between the Arizona winner and the winners in Missouri who already came forward to collect their winnings.
Arizona Lottery officials said the winner has chosen to take the cash option, yielding a $192 million prize before taxes. It is believed he will take home approximately $134 million when all is said and done.
The man is originally from Pennsylvania, and reportedly moved to Arizona one year ago.
According to the lottery spokeswoman, the winner left his golden ticket in the sun visor of his car the night of the Powerball drawing. When he found out the winning ticket was from Arizona, he checked his ticket the next morning, and found out he was the winner.
The winner has decided to remain anonymous at this time, which is allowed after winning in the State of Arizona.
The winner says he still wants to work his day job, and that he enjoys it.
Missouri Powerball winners Mark and Cindy Hill came forward Nov. 30 to claim their share of the massive prize.
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