Monday, January 22, 2018

Arizona Powerball jackpot winner's name released

PHOENIX — The second winner of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot is a 37-year-old electronics industry professional who grew up in a modest home in Pennsylvania and moved to an affluent Phoenix suburb last year before striking it rich in the lotto.

The winner is Matthew Good of Fountain Hills, who chose to remain anonymous after claiming the prize last week. Lottery winners in Arizona are a matter of public record, and 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 his share of the jackpot.

Good grew up on a working-class block in Wormleysburg, Pa., near Harrisburg. His stepmother, Charlotte Good, said in an interview with the AP that Good was "a typical kid" who always worked hard. She said he waited until Saturday to phone his father, Ray, with the news.

"My husband, he just can't get over it," said Charlotte Good, 63, a retired state Revenue Department employee. "It's his son."

No one answered the door Monday at Good's home, which has a tile roof and desert landscaping.

Good previously issued a statement that said: "It is difficult to express just how thankful we are for this wonderful gift. We are extremely grateful and feel fortunate to now have an increased ability to support our charities and causes. Obviously, this has been incredibly overwhelming, and we have always cherished our privacy."

Good bought $10 worth of tickets and kept the winner in the visor of his car overnight before realizing he was an instant millionaire.

A mechanic and his wife, Mark and Cindy Hill of Dearborn, Mo., already have claimed their half of the multistate Powerball prize.

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