Arizona Lottery is governed by Arizona State and is a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL). Public initiative for lottery approval was first passed in 1980 and the first sale from the Arizona Lottery was on July 1, 1988. By the year 2016, the Arizona Lottery transferred over $205 million to fund a variety of state programs. It supports about 12 funds that serve 18 state beneficiaries. The Pick was first drawn on October 13, 1984, and has been contributing to the public funds since then. In 2007, its largest jackpot worth $13.5 million was drawn.
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.
At least one member of the commission must have at least five years of experience in each of the following industries:
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 Lottery Office
P.O. Box 2913,
Phoenix, AZ 85062 12