LOTTERY FEVER: Luckiest stores in Arizona, most popular numbers, odds of winning

Weird things lottery winners have bought with their millions

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - We’ve all dreamed of winning the lottery.

In fact, Americans spent more than $73 billion on tickets in 2017, according to the North American Association of State & Provincial Lotteries.

With the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots reaching a combined $2 billion, lottery fever is griping America.

The jackpot for Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing will be at least $1.6 billion. The Powerball drawing, set for Wednesday night, will be at least $620 million.

According to AZ Family in Phoenix, the 20 luckiest places in Arizona to buy a Megan Millions ticket are:

  • 7-Eleven, 4840 N. 67th Avenue, Phoenix ($1,000,000 ticket sold in 2018)
  • R-G Mini Mart, 12239 NW Grand Avenue, El Mirage ($1,000,000 ticket sold in 2018)
  • Circle K, 2012 W. Southern Avenue, Mesa ($1,000,000 ticket sold in 2018)
  • Circle K, 18675 S. Nogales Highway, Green Valley ($30,000 ticket sold in 2018)
  • ASL Phoenix Terminal 1, 4740 E University Drive, Phoenix ($20,000 ticket sold in 2017)
  • Fastrip Food Store, 2199 Highway 95, Bullhead City ($20,000 ticket sold in 2017)
  • Fry’s Food Store, 4315 W. Bell Road, Glendale ($20,000 ticket sold in 2017)
  • Bashas’, 650 Finney Flat Road, Camp Verde ($20,000 ticket sold in 2018)
  • Bashas’, 8423 E. McDonald Drive, Scottsdale ($15,000 ticket sold in 2017)
  • Circle K, 3435 W. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix ($10,000 ticket sold in 2018)
  • Grab N Go, 794 N. McQueen Road, Gilbert ($10,000 ticket sold in 2018)
  • Fry’s Food Store, 15510 W. Bell Road, Surprise ($10,000 ticket sold in 2017)
  • Grand Canyon Travel Center, 4315 W. Bell Road, Glendale ($10,000 ticket sold in 2017)
  • Fry’s Food Store, 4315 W. Bell Road, Glendale ($10,000 ticket sold in 2017)
  • McNeece Mart, 796 S. 4th Avenue, Yuma ($10,000 ticket sold in 2017)
  • QuikTrip, 8302 W. Buckeye Road, Tolleson ($10,000 ticket sold in 2017)
  • Good 2 Go, 915 W. Beale Street, Kingman ($10,000 ticket sold in 2017)
  • Carioca, 1166 N. Higley Road, Mesa ($10,000 ticket sold in 2017)
  • Circle K, 9002 N. 47th Avenue, Glendale ($10,000 ticket sold in 2018)
  • Circle K, 10068 W. Highway 69, Mayer ($10,000 ticket sold in 2018)

AZ Family said the 10 most common lottery numbers are:

  • 2 (Drawn 219 times since September 1996)
  • 17 Drawn 218 times since September 1996)
  • 31 (Drawn 218 times since September 1996)
  • 39 (Drawn 214 times since September 1996)
  • 29 (Drawn 211 times since September 1996)
  • 4 (Drawn 211 times since September 1996)
  • 46 (Drawn 210 times since September 1996)
  • 20 (Drawn 209 times since September 1996)
  • 5 (Drawn 209 times since September 1996)
  • 35 (Drawn 208 times since September 1996)

According to the Arizona Lottery, the number one spot and luckiest retailer in southern Arizona for 2016 was the SV Food Mart on 7th Street in Sierra Vista. They sold 14 scratcher ticket prizes above $599 for a total of $150,277. They also sold two draw game prizes above $599 totaling $4,000, which brings the grand total to $154,277.

The number two store in 2016 might surprise you – it’s the Tucson Lottery office on Broadway, near Country Club. The Arizona Lottery said they sold four scratcher ticket prizes above $599 totaling $80,777. They also sold nine draw game prizes above $599 totaling $179,254, which brings the grand total to $260,031.

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