An Arizona Powerball jackpot winner’s name has been released by lottery officials, after the man previously indicated he had preferred to remain anonymous following a massive super lottery win.
The jackpot winner’s name was released Monday by Arizona lottery officials, who identified the lucky Arizonian as Matthew Good.
Good had previously been described only as a married man in his 30s, but the new information followed today and made the young man a worldwide lotto celebrity.
Jackpot winner Good’s name was released, confirming he’d be splitting the $500 million plus kitty with Missouri couple Mark and Cindy Hill, who engaged in no such efforts to claim the prize quietly.
Previously, Good released an anonymous statement when it was confirmed he was the winner, saying that while he was grateful for the good fortune, he’d also long held a lack of fame dear and his lucky Powerball turn hadn’t changed his inclinations. In the statement, Good had said:
“We are extremely grateful and feel fortunate to now have an increased ability to support our charities and causes, … Obviously, this has been incredibly overwhelming and we have always cherished our privacy.”
Arizona lottery spokeswoman Karen Bach said Good had opted to take a one-time, lump sum payment of nearly $200 million before taxes rather than the 30-year payout some lottery winners opt to receive, and stepmom Charlotte Good told press that Matthew’s dad was overwhelmed with excitement by his son’s big win:
“My husband, he just can’t get over it … It’s his son.”
The jackpot winner’s name was released following a public records request made to the lottery commission.