The Arizona Lotto is open to anyone who is at least 21 years of age to participate. This lottery has been said to be around for the last 25 years; it has been said that this has become popular and strong due to the attractive payouts as well as those of the financial aid for the retailers and the state agencies, which depend on funding from the proceeds.
The Arizona Lotto is unique to those of other states as this depends on the voters’ decision every few years to be able to determine should the lottery games be allowed to continue its operation. The last vote was made in 2002 where the voters have decided to continue the games until 2012 from proposition 301. The next general election to determine the continuance for this proposition will happen in 2011.
There are a number of different lottery games available for one who would wish to join. There are scratchers or scratch cards, which one can claim their winnings up to 180 days from the proclaimed game ending date. There are also the more popular ones such as powerball, which is known as a multi-state jackpot game starting at 20 million dollars and continues to grow until someone eventually wins the whole pot.
CA$H 4™ has a lower jackpot prize of $10,000 and is a daily drawing game, The Pick is a $1 jackpot game, which starts at 1 million dollars in jackpot prize and will continue to grow until such time someone gets to win the winning combination, Pick 3™ is another daily drawing game and is an easier fit as one will only have to ride on a 3 single-digit combination for a chance to win $500 in prizes with only a $1.00 price to play.
Pick 5™ is also a daily drawing game though it offers an initial fifty thousand dollar jackpot, which keeps accumulating until the time one gets to hit the pot, and finally, there is one, which the Arizona Lotto calls EXTRA. This is an add-on game exclusive to those who purchase or participate in The Pick or Pick 5™.
One simply needs to check the EXTRA! Box from the play slip and inform the retailer that they wish to participate in it. It is fairly simple as the computer will automatically and randomly choose the numbers for the individual and all they have to do is to match any of the computer generated numbers to their tickets to instantly win. One matching number is already entitled to a prize, redeemable from the retailer. Should there be more numbers, which match the generated combination, more money can be won.
The individual has to redeem the prize from the EXTRA! game from the retailer and at the same time, the retailer will replace the ticket with a new one containing all the numbers the individual has picked for The Pick or Pick 5™ draw. Each form of lottery game in Arizona has their own unique offers for individuals to choose from, some offer bigger prizes than others, though the odds of winning are smaller than those which has a less payout yet has bigger odds of winning.