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AZ Powerball winner's name released

Arizona Lottery Director of Budget, Products and Communications Karen Bach, left, and Arizona Lottery Executive Director Jeff Hatch-Miller stand next to an enlargement of the winning $587.5 Million Powerball ticket, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 during a news conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Lottery held the news conference to announce that the Arizona Lottery Powerball jackpot winning ticket has been claimed by an unidentified Arizona man. The $587.5 million jackpot is the largest in Powerball history and will be shared by co-winners Mark and Cindy Hill from Missouri. (Matt York / Associated Press)
Arizona Lottery Director of Budget, Products and Communications Karen Bach, left, and Arizona Lottery Executive Director Jeff Hatch-Miller stand next to an enlargement of the winning $587.5 Million Powerball ticket, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 during a news conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Lottery held the news conference to announce that the Arizona Lottery Powerball jackpot winning ticket has been claimed by an unidentified Arizona man. The $587.5 million jackpot is the largest in Powerball history and will be shared by co-winners Mark and Cindy Hill from Missouri. (Matt York / Associated Press)

Arizona Lottery Director of Budget, Products and Communications Karen Bach, left, and Arizona Lottery Executive Director Jeff Hatch-Miller stand next to an enlargement of the winning $587.5 Million Powerball ticket, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 during a news conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.

PHOENIX — The second winner of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot was identified today as Matthew Good, a married man in his 30s who moved to an affluent Phoenix suburb last year from Pennsylvania.

Good had decided to remain anonymous, but lottery winners in Arizona are a matter of public record. The Associated Press filed a public records request to learn his name.

Good took the one-time payout of $192 million from the Nov. 28 drawing, telling lottery officials the looming fiscal cliff was the reason he claimed the winnings now and not in the next calendar year. He had 180 days to claim the jackpot.

Lottery officials wouldn’t say what Good does for a living but described him as a professional who has no immediate plans to quit his job. Read more.

If you'd won the Powerball jackpot would you have taken your winnings in a one-time payout?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.








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