2nd Powerball Winner Named

It's Matthew Good, 37, of Arizona

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 10, 2012 1:31 PM CST

(Newser) – The object of your envy now has a name: Matthew Good is the second winner of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot. The 37-year-old had wanted to remain anonymous, but such a feat isn't possible in Arizona, where lottery winners are a matter of public record. The AP learned his name after filing a public records request. Here's what it has since pieced together on him: Good is married, and moved from Pennsylvania to a $289,900 2,500-square-foot home in what the AP describes as "an affluent Phoenix suburb" last year.

Lottery officials described him as a professional who has no immediate plans to quit his job, though he certainly could: Good took the one-time payout of $192 million, telling lottery officials the looming fiscal cliff was the reason he claimed the winnings now and not in 2013. Neighbors described Good pleasantly, telling scintillating tales about how he once helped carry a table to a neighbor's house. He apparently spent $10 on tickets; the winner sat in the visor of his car overnight before he realized it was a winner.

Arizona Lottery Executive Director Jeff Hatch-Miller stands next to an enlargement of the winning $587.5 Million Powerball ticket, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Arizona Lottery Executive Director Jeff Hatch-Miller stands next to an enlargement of the winning $587.5 Million Powerball ticket, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 in Scottsdale, Ariz.   (AP Photo/Matt York)
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