Arizona Winner Claims Half Of Record Powerball Jackpot

PHOENIX (December 7, 20120—The second winning ticket in last week's $587.5 million Powerball jackpot has been claimed, the Arizona Lottery said Friday.

But officials said the Arizona winner declined to take part in a news conference Friday afternoon in Phoenix, and the winner's name wasn't going to be immediately released.

The ticket was sold at a store in Fountain Hills, northeast of Phoenix.

The winner opted to take the cash option of $192 million.

A Missouri mechanic and his wife came forward on Nov. 30 to claim their half of the multistate Powerball prize.

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