Arizona

Dec 10, 2012 12:42 PM by AP

Name of Arizona winner of huge Powerball jackpot released

PHOENIX (AP) - The name of the man who claimed half of a record Powerball jackpot has now been released by Arizona Lottery officials.

The Lottery says Matthew Good took the one-time payout of $192 million from the Nov. 28 drawing. Good is in his 30's and from the Phoenix suburb of Fountain Hills, where the ticket was sold.

He bought $10 worth of tickets and kept the winning slip in the visor of his car overnight before realizing he was a multimillionaire.

After Good and his wife learned of their good fortune, he pulled together a team of financial advisers and decided to take his share this month to avoid potentially higher taxes in 2013.

Lottery official Karen Bach said Good is smart and wants to take time to make a solid financial plan and set up a charitable entity to aid causes that he and his wife support. Lottery officials say Good told them he enjoys his job and has no immediate plans to quit. Lottery officials wouldn't say what he does for a living.

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."

His name was released in response to a public records request.

The other winning ticket was sold in Dearborn, Missouri.

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