AZ lottery

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  1. On the second chance crossword and bingo winners list is actually my former brother-in-law Sargon J. He is shown as winning at least 2 times I believe. So for what it’s worth I can at least attest to one person on the second chance draw winners list that I can tell you is not a fictitious winner. I’ve lost a lot more than what I’ve won since I started buying scratchers about a year ago so maybe I am out of my element when it comes to the several year history it seems most people have had playing the az lotto scratchers. Just my 2cents. I’m not disagreeing with anyone on here, just simply stating what I think is relevant to this topic of scams, boycotts, and possible class-action lawsuits.

  2. I’m fighting with myself if I should go get some tickets. I only play $30’100x

  3. In regards to Arizona state lottery Second Chance Drawings (important note: Drawings among other operational functions outsourced to 3rd party company Pollard Banknote) Please contact me if you have any info on a class action lawsuit for fraud or at least how to start an audit on them. I am willing to pitch in on a lawyer and auditor (I can’t afford a large amount of $ but if this is a group effort and not sketch I totally am down to help make this happen.) I have noticed the repeat names in a frequency where I believe it is statistically improbable if the second chance drawings are handled fairly for the posted results to be this repetitive. I understand that people will cry fraud constantly in these things but this is different. I’d bet 1 big toe that there’s fraud and in serious if there’s any rich people who want to fund this for a signed bet of my big toe. I win you just fund all without anything cut off. You win you already funded it so you just get to watch a man have his toe amputated medically. Also probably have to pay for a doctor willing to perform this procedure. Ok silliness aside (silly but 100%dead serious about the toe) I have tried everything else I can think of to get this investigated but I’m just one dude who’s also pretty lazy(I sent emails to a few people) anyways my efforts thus far have bore no fruit but we are so confident, that toe is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice if we have any wealthy betting men/women who are looking for a potentially amusing bet (unlikely 2b a chick but totally ok if that’s her thing)
    #toe hating bitches welcome

  4. If you would like to prove the Arizona Lottery is a scam, review jackpot winners for Fantasy 5. As you will note very rarely will you see a jackpot winner but also very rarely will you see an expired jackpot winner. How does the jackpot reset with no jackpot winner? Because they have declared a jackpot winner. Specific note on their website is that numbers televised and pulled are not necessarily the actual winning n uh numbers. This is a government scam people. Stop wasting your money on it.

  5. Horrible!
    I’ve spent probably $400 and won back maybe $40.
    I buy more than the odds. i.e. odds are 1:3.6. I’ll buy 4 or 5 tickets and not win a cent back. Total rip-off.

  6. I have played state lottery scratch games in at least 20 different states and never have I seen such a ridiculous thing as I have here a $5 ticket with $1 prizes and falling nowhere near the overall odds this states lottery should be ashamed because not everyone pays attention to those things so they take advantage of people I know it’s gambling but when the odds are posted and I’ve bought enough at a time many times thinking it was a fluke that I won nothing out of 20 tickets or $1 prizes out of 20 tickets those fall nowhere near the posted odds so I say to you AZ lottery you get no more from me the odds in Vegas at the worst tables are better

  7. I think the Arizona Lottery is just great! You guys need to buy tickets in the many different locations of the valley… it’s getting bigger and bigger people the winners are further and closer than ever! Be positive! You’ll win. THINK DIFFERENT. GET OUT OF YOUR BORING ROUTINE AND BE SPONTANEOUS!!!!!! YEEEAAAAAHHHH….

  8. How can a scratcher that just came out 12/27/19 and all the big wins are already gone in 3 days no picture of anyone winning these scratchers on their website it all scam

  9. I absolutely agree. The part that annoys me the most is the second chance offers. I have seen the same names win several times. Also the jackpots. Note the names. They are also ridiculously made up and so unoriginal it’s insane. John Johnson, Sandra Padilla sure seems to win on almost all of them, Joshua Peterson is another, Jeffrey Wilson, Tom Thompson…
    I mean do they think we are not looking at the winning names? Some people may be lucky, but I have seen the same winners (even in first place) on several occasions. Not only that but it’s not just crossword or bingo it’s on several different games. Everybody I know, including myself, are privy to playing a specific game not every single one of them. So the same person buys every ticket in the world and wins the second chance offers as well? Sorry I don’t think so. Mind you I do win my money back sometimes, and sometimes I win a little more. But I play the 3$ to $5 cards because I’m done wasting my money on 10$ to 20$ cards because they don’t pay out anymore. I enjoy scratchers and the whole second chance offer thing really appealed to me at first… but I had 400 entries on a few of the drawings, and still didn’t win anything. Seeing the same names over and over again makes me want to join in on this class action suit idea. I feel like I am owned thousands of dollars in reparations as Arizona lottery is most definitely scamming people. Enough is enough, and I am boycotting them by no longer buying scratchers, and I think everyone else should do the same and see if things change. If anybody is serious about this class action suit, please reply below and I have a friend who is a paralegal. I’ll see what we can do about getting this started. At least see what it would entail and everyone, let’s save our lottery and scratcher money and spend it exposing the AZ lottery for what it is. A huge scam. I am so happy to read that other people are seeing the same thing. I was starting to think I might be crazy. I’ve been telling my girlfriend about this for a long time and I’ve just had enough. I’m not spending my hard-earned money on a scam any longer. I might as well just start throwing my money in a fire and using it for warmth. At least I would know where my money is going. If anybody has won a second chance offer or a jackpot, please post. But I guarantee you you won’t see one single post from a winner.

    • I’ve played second chance since it came out and entered thousands of tickets and nothing… I’ve also noticed a bunch of repeat winners on the second chance drawings… Like Ed Nelson of Mesa winning $5000 on Bingo & Cross very first (Draw 1)second chance drawing then winning $10,000 on the quarterly draw (Draw 2) For Bingo & cross… Then $100 on draw 7 and a whopping $1000 on draw 9 or David Sheppard of Phx winning B&C second chance drawing 14,15 and 16 at $500 per drawing… What are the odds of winning 3 different second chance drawings in a row and the same prize..? On those 3 drawings alone I had over 4500 entries! Joseph Hayduk won B&C second chance drawing 4 times also… Draw 5,9,10 and 12 with a combined total of $5300… How about Alvin Wood of PHX with 2 wins in the same second chance game on draw 1 and draw 12 winning $5500! And I could keep on going but I shouldn’t have too… Class action? I definitely want in on that…

  10. I was just googling how to get the Arizona lottery audited for fraud. That is when I came across this site and had to post a review. Not sure there is fraud, but there does seem to be something wrong/not the same as a few years back. Years back I used to win quite often. And, not just smaller amounts either. For the past month and a half I have been playing the new $20 Quarter Million Crossword and have won on very few. I haven’t won any more than $75. When I do win on one it is usually no more than $25. I thought the payouts and odds were supposed to be better the higher the ticket cost. The draw games are a joke as well lately. Can’t even seem to recoup my money on Triple Twist. All I can say is the AZ lottery has changed for sure and not for the better.

    • The $20 Quarter Million Crossword is the only game I’ve won anything decent on in the last 3 years… I’ve won $250 twice, $100 twice, $75 three times, $30 six times and $20 more than ten times… But other than this game I rarely win anything… Not even my money back!

  11. Something is off with Arizona lottery. Many times I’ll keep buying the same ticket because I just want 1 winner. But so many times I have to buy 6,7,8 in a row just to win one ticket worth back. It’s happened on multiple occasions. I don’t mind losing. But I feel like I’m giving my money away.

  12. Something is definitely not right! I have never gone so long without a winner on a $2 crossword I’ve been playing 11 71 since the first day it came out I’ll buy 20 at a time sometimes and only when the face value on one or two of them over and over again and I shop different locations around town. there is definitely a scam in progress by virtue of the odds alone. Tonight I just purchased the crossword 1231 does anybody know about this game how did this all of a sudden get Incorporated into the stack at my local Kwik-E-Mart I’ll be contacting Lottery officials first thing in the morning to find out why I have a ticket from a game that doesn’t exist that was printed in Canada anyone have any answers???? And why is it that our convenience store clerks I have no idea what you’re talking about when you ask about a specific game number I know that they’re trained in other aspects the lottery record-keeping and identification but they are unable to identify specific games by virtue of their assigned identity which is numeric. I don’t know about anyone else but I’ve saved on my losing tickets is anyone thinking class action because the way I see it the Arizona Lottery has ripped me off and I want my money back. I have to say my math skills are General at best I’m certainly not a mathematical thinker in the least bit but it’s obvious to me that something isn’t right it doesn’t take a numbers genius to make this conclusion.

    • I agree found the same thing going on it’s like they screwed up and didn’t put any winners in…I hear you and I agree with you.

  13. Az lottery scratchers is very much a scam. Mind you, we are all adults and make up our own minds.
    Nonetheless, I have 7 time bought 10 consecutive tickets for $2 crossword. Only once did I win my $20 back! In fact, twice I won only $2 (meaning one out of 10 was a winner). Three times i had 2 winners of the ten (4, 4, and 7 dollars). And only twice 3 winners of 10 both times only three $2 winners.
    Their stated odds of winning of 1 in 3.7 must have been when they first started the crossword because it surely is NO WHERE near accurate today. Even under today’s new math 14 winners of 70 is 1 in 5.

  14. How do we demand an audit, show us all the Jackpot winners, no need to expose the winners identities, or do, let’s see if they are related to government officials or corporate companies, I know it’s a reach but something doesn’t add up, like the amount of money gained and not paid out. But show us the money being taken out of the AZ lottery bank account. Show us over 8 million dollars in prizes on the power 5 scratcher ticket that does not include you “Winning” the money back that you paid for the ticket, now that’s a joke and such a waste of time. Now it’s possible for us people to monitor all tickets with the scan app on our phones, and the lottery can’t claim that someone lost the winning ticket. We need to expose them for false advertisement and scamming all of us, scamming the backbone of this state or we put pressure on them to do what’s right. I would like AZ Lottery to take the amount I lost minus the amount I won, not including tickets that say congratulations you won what you paid, and refund me that dollar amount. It’s like once you pay your car off, the loan company says congratulations, you just won a car, and then they proceed to write off the total monies paid back. Anyways, just in 2019 I have cashed in winners totaling $1,275, with the largest amount being $200 and lost $26,533. So I would settle for a check in the amount of $25,258. After that we can part ways and AZ lottery can do the ethical thing and start being honest and I’ll never gamble again in the state of Arizona. Contact me Lottery officials, let’s talk. Everyone should also look at the winners for the 2nd chance drawings for crossword and Bingo, is it weird that an ED Nelson in Mesa won 5 times in the first 8 draws???? But we can’t buy a roll of scratchers and win more than double the price of the ticket value. Like someone else said, truth comes out eventually they will be exposed and with news like this coming out, I’m sure it will probably enrage a couple Arizona citizens…… just a couple. To be continued———

  15. Very greedy and don’t payout anymore Arizona lottery can’t even make it fun anymore and really takes the excitement out of it when you do win it just how much your ticket you purchased over and over again. I’m sure they will be exposed everything comes out eventually!

  16. Been in Arizona for a few months now I have probably spent four to $500 on scratchers, absolutely a total freaking scam! When you play the same game every time and you buy 68 tickets and you never win more than the minimum on each ticket that’s what I call a complete scam and after reading other peoples reviews it’s easy to see it’s not just me! I would urge anyone and everyone to stop playing these games it’s obvious you can’t win Arizona lottery should be ashamed stealing and ripping off its own people Arizona lottery just like the other reviewer said you suck!

  17. I’ve been playing for years and in the last year no matter what denomination or how many I buy at a time I cannot win a thing. Not even recouping cost of ticket. And when you’re scratching $30 tickets it can piss you off real quick. I’ve been saying for the last month or two that I should stop buying them & at this point it’s pretty easy to do. There’s absolutely no fun in ALWAYS losing. Az Lottery You Suck!!!

  18. Disappointed in how you keep stringing out the different high dollar games like royal millions and decades of dollars.

  19. My name is Justin cross and I hav spent 10 grand in the last month iv got the losing scracher to prove it and I’ve played 20$ tickets all the way down to 1$ tickets 200$ at a time not one time did I ever come close to even breaking even on the original 200$ i live in globe az and hav tried every lottery sales location but continues to onley be a one sided system with onley one option and that’s to loose most definitely your people need to get your lottery together it sucks stop being greedy plz and thank you

  20. I used to win quite a bit playing scratchers. I play almost every day from $5 to $20 tickets. This last year I have hardly won anything and ready to give up playing altogether. It seems something has really changed! I pay attention to the games, prizes, etc. The scratchers have stopped paying out!! What’s going on?

  21. The illegals are duplicating the scratchers and Arizona lottery is letting them get away with it. It’s time to file a lawsuit against Arizona lottery.

  22. I like these guys are so clear on the taxes that are applicable whether you are from the good ole USA or elsewhere (which is me). It’s an official lottery provider so you also know who you are dealing with. And what a selection of games. I’m still working my way through what I’m going to play.

  23. Looks like the AZ lottery reads your post. My mystery number just came in just coincidence (I do not think so).

  24. I play pick 3 and chart the numbers. How can a number not be picked in 15 years. A problem with the computer???

    • Just take the time and see the numbers that don’t come in for years and see the ones that duplicate often. Then a few years ago the lottery said there was a bug and certain digits weren’t coming up. I’m a software engineer. Ya, a bug… What a joke.


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Arizona Lottery Exposed — Games, Results & Much More

Arizona Lottery Review

It’s interesting the games that are offered by different states, adding their own flavor. Arizona Lottery offers the main big two US lotteries along with some other games. Check out the prospector at the top of their home page juggling his not so little gold nugget referencing their own game called The Pick. This is an official lottery site run by the State of Arizona. It’s a little busy with flash screens that almost go by too quickly. At the same time, they do summarize what offers and they offer a lot!

AZ Mega Millions and AZ Powerball

These are two of the biggest US lotteries that have mega jackpots. Mega Millions starts at $12 million and Powerball starts at $40 million and continues to grow until won.’s twist is that for an additional $1 a lottery line (Power Play and MegaPlier), the prizes excluding the jackpot are multiplied.

Arizona Scratchers with a Difference

The Arizona Lottery offers a range of different scratchers from $1 to $20. The higher the value of the scratcher, the more dollars that can be won. But that’s not all. They combine retailer sales with special events. The latest on their list is if a player purchases one $10 Neon 10s Scratcher, they not only get two tickets for a D-backs home game but are automatically entered into a draw for a 2014 Ford Mustang 2-year car lease. These events are held all over the state at specific times. Arizona State Lottery also offers a second chance on their bigger scratchers.

More Games at AZ Lottery

The Arizona Lottery has some homegrown jackpot games. The Pick starts at $1 million and continues to grow. It is played Wednesday and Saturday. Simply choose six numbers from 1 to 44 (or do a quick pick) and win one of the four tiers of prizes.

Fantasy 5 is a daily lottery that starts at $50,000 and involves picking 5 numbers out of 41 with four-tiers of prizes. It also has a 1 in 10 no cost surprise called the Doubler that doubles any non-jackpot prizes. Pick 3 is also a daily draw at though it definitely is a little different. It involves picking a three digit number (000 to 999) and pays out on a variety of different combinations. The jackpot pays out at $500 but the odds are that you’ll win something. 2by2 is another daily draw with a jackpot of $20,000. It involves picking two red balls (1 to 26) and two white balls (1 to 26) and pays out down eight tiers.

Last But Not Least at Arizona Lottery

From bi-weekly to daily, let’s talk about Tuesday and Saturday. Twice a week at, they hold a draw called Weekly Winnings to win $1000 tax paid a week. The tickets contain six lines of 4 numbers (1 to 50) though only the first line actually qualifies for the $1000 a week. The additional 5 lines are generated as a quick pick and prizes start at $10,000 down to $2.

Package It Up offers a package of all eight games purchased at one time. They also offer multiple plays up to ten games in one purchase. There are all kinds of promotions, events and special plays including the secondary play for non-winning tickets.

I Won! I Won! at

Lottery AZ has a great brochure that summarizes how to process winnings from any of their lotteries. It’s very informative, provides a step by step process that includes several links for getting financial and legal advice.

More importantly, they are very clear on the taxes due (25% Federal/5% State for US Citizens and 30% Federal/5% State for Foreigners). Taxes are payable for any win that is over $599 or 300 times the value of the original ticket whichever is the greater. That means that if you bought a $10 ticket, then taxes are only applicable starting at a $3,000 win. But remember, taxes are not due payable on their Weekly Winners draw and this can be taken in a lump sum. Personally, I like the concept of getting a $1000 a week bonus for a year.

Arizona Lottery’s Customer Service

There is snail mail address to contact as well email addresses, online form and telephone numbers (business hours only). I can’t imagine why anyone would contact these folks though as their site pretty well explains everything. It’s very informative and if anything offers too much information including a list of unclaimed prizes.

Would you mind rating

The Bottom Line at Lottery AZ offers a very comprehensive selection of games that ensure they have something that will appeal to all players. The Scratchers section has a great range of games to play, offering a little bit of fun to large prizes.


Lots & Lots of Games

Officially Run

Lots of Extras


Too Many Games

Taxes Payable (except Weekly Winnings)

Trying to Decide What to Play

The Arizona Lottery offers many options on different games and different options within those games. This site gets a thumbs up though they could tune down the flash play and streamline some of the information. There’s a lot going on there!