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Arizona's Powerball winner has come forward

Arizona's winning Powerball lottery ticket has finally been claimed. 

Lottery officials say the second Powerball winner is a man in his 30s from Fountain Hills, Ariz.

The man bought one of two tickets in last week's record $577.5 million drawing, but he isn't stepping into the spotlight just yet.

The Arizona Lottery said Friday the winner opted to take the cash option of $192 million. He declined to take part in the news conference held Friday in Phoenix.

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

Lottery officials wouldn't release the name or address of the winner.

The Arizona winner will split the second largest Powerball jackpot in the lottery's history, with Missouri winners Mark and Cindy Hill who came forward to claim their prize last month. 

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