Feb 22, 2014 10:10 AM by Associated Press

Electrician in Chandler wins a $1M lottery prize

PHOENIX (AP) - An electrician in Chandler has won a $1 million second-place prize in the latest Powerball lottery game.

Arizona Lottery officials say Alvin Yazzie came forward Friday to claim his money.

Yazzie says he bought three Powerball tickets for $6 at a Chandler store.

He says he didn't think he won anything after hearing the $425 million Powerball jackpot winning ticket was sold in California.

It wasn't until Yazzie checked his ticket online that he realized he had won $1 million.

Yazzie says he and his wife celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in December and now will be able to celebrate with a vacation to Hawaii.

He'll get about $700,000 after taxes.

Lottery officials say it's the 30th time that someone in Arizona has won a $1 million second-place Powerball prize.


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