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Arizona Lottery is governed by the state of Arizona and is a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL). Arizona was the first state west of the Mississippi to approve of a lottery with a statewide public initiative passed in November 1980. The first sale of the Arizona Lottery was held on July 1, 1981, with the instant scratch ticket called Scratch It Rich!

About The Commission

The Arizona Lottery Commission directs the Arizona Lottery leadership team to develop and market games that produce the maximum amount of net revenue through responsible play.

The commission consists of five members appointed by the Governor for a term of five years. No more than three may be from the same political party, and the members annually elect one member to serve as chair.

Commissioner Qualification

At least one member of the commission must have at least five years of experience in each of the following industries:

  • Law enforcement
  • Accounting (must be a certified public accountant)
  • Marketing, advertising or both
  • Convenience store, mini-mart or grocery retailing

Arizona State Lottery Beneficiaries

Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales and unclaimed prizes go back to the community for -Higher Education, Health & Human Services, Environment Conservation, Economics & Business Development.

Arizona State Lottery Contact Information

Arizona Lottery Office
P.O. Box 2913,
Phoenix, AZ 85062 12

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