Ariz. Powerball jackpot winner's name released

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm •  Published: December 10, 2012

Matt Good attended Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill, and had been working in the electronics field when they moved to Arizona a year ago, she said. A LinkedIn profile for Matthew Good in Fountain Hills lists him as a training manager for an electronics company.

Neighbors said they were slightly acquainted with Good and described him as a generous, amiable person who keeps up his property.

Randy Tanner, who lives next door, said Good has a warm relationship with his daughter, who is about 5. Good recently helped Tanner carry a table to a friend's house in the neighborhood.

"You can't beat them for neighbors," said retired police officer Jerry Meltzer, who lives across the street.

Good bought $10 worth of tickets and kept the winner in the visor of his car overnight before realizing he was an instant millionaire.

Lotto officials said he gave $20 to the cashier of a Fountain Hills convenience store, and the clerk nudged him to spend the entire amount on tickets. He declined the offer.

After Good and his wife learned of their good fortune, he pulled together a team of financial advisers and decided to take his share this month to avoid potentially higher taxes in 2013.

Lottery officials said Good's wife owns half the prize because Arizona is a community property state.

A mechanic and his wife, Mark and Cindy Hill, of Dearborn, Mo., already have claimed their half of the multistate Powerball prize.

The jackpot was the second-largest in U.S. history and set off a nationwide buying frenzy. At one point, tickets were selling at nearly 130,000 a minute.

Before the drawing, the jackpot had rolled over 16 consecutive times without any winners. In a Mega Millions drawing in March, three ticket buyers shared a $656 million jackpot, the largest lottery payout of all time.

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Scolforo contributed to this report from Wormleysburg, Pa.