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Safford office pool claims 2nd-prize winning ticket in big Powerball

3 of the 15 lucky people from Safford who claimed the second-prize winning ticket in record-breaking Powerball. (Source: CBS 5 News) 3 of the 15 lucky people from Safford who claimed the second-prize winning ticket in record-breaking Powerball. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -

One of the two $1 million Powerball second-prize winning tickets sold in Arizona from Saturday's record-breaking draw has been claimed.

The winners are an office pool of 15 people from Safford. Three of them consented to make a media appearance Wednesday afternoon at the Arizona Lottery office in Phoenix.

They call themselves "The Safford Fortunate 15."

Arizona Lottery officials say the winning tickets matched five out of five numbers drawn but missed the Powerball number.

They say the $1 million tickets were sold at gasoline stations - one in Safford and the other in Chandler.

In Saturday's drawing, one ticket in Florida matched each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball lottery jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million.

The winner has 60 days to claim the lump-sum cash option, estimated around $376.9 million, at the Florida Lottery's office in Tallahassee.

Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News for updates on this developing story.

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Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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