Powerball Winner Matthew Good: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

Powerball Winner Matt Good arizona

The Arizona Powerball winner who bought one of two winning tickets for the $587.5 million jackpot has been revealed as Matthew Good, 37, of posh Fountain Hills. Here’s what you should know about him.


1. He Took the Lump Sum
Powerball Winner Matthew Good Arizona lump sum
Good opted for the lump-sum payout option, which will pay him $192 million all at once rather than in an annuity.
2. He’s Married
Powerball Winner Matthew Good Arizona Married
And his wife automatically owns half his winnings, as per Arizona law.
3. He Tried to Remain Anonymous
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Good’s identity has been kept secret but was finally revealed after an AP public records request. Lottery officials released only the most basic info, saying he’s a man in his 30s from Fountain Hills.
4. He Works in Consumer Electronics
Powerball Winner Matthew Good job
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According to his LinkedIn page, Good is CI training manager for D&M Holdings, a subsidiary of Denon.
5. He’s Keeping His Job
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According to lottery officials, Good says he has no plans to quit working despite his sizable new nest egg.

6. He’s from an Affluent Town

Matthew resides in Fountain Hills, Arizona. It’s no Beverly Hills, but with a median household income of $93,000, it’s not too shabby. The town also sports the world’s fourth-largest water fountain (pictured). Matthew might need the money, but Fountain Hills demographic data suggests that he probably isn’t destitute. He reportedly paid $289,900 for his 2,500-square-foot home in 2011.


7. He’s Starting a Charity

A lottery official reportedly said that Good plans to use much of the money for good causes and plans to set up a charitable organization.


8. He Forgot to Check the Ticket

Good bought $10 in lottery tickets for the November 28 drawing. But he stuck them in the sun visor of his car and forgot to check them until a day after the drawing.
9. He’s Grateful
Powerball winner matthew good arizona grateful
Good and his wife released this statement:

It is difficult to express just how thankful we are for this wonderful gift. 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.


10. He Fears the Fiscal Cliff

Good took the lump sum payment now because he wanted to avoid higher taxes in 2013.
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C good

I’m Matthew r Good stepmother his father while dying waited patiently to receive something from his son he did help us get a fifth wheel but we had problems he did state that if there was any problems or anything like that it was on us so we had to traded in his father while he was dying waited and waited Matthew to give him a least a million always said whatever his father wanted to ask ray said why should I we were a family ever since Matthew got married it changed that shouldn’t matter n for all all I have done Ray has saved his deceased wifes SS cks n it was invested his father was welled liked Matthew could never fill his fathers shoes find out yourself Ray worked for Rogele ask his boss n co-workers they thought he could retire his father was never humiliated he still had to work raise comment to his boss was I taught my son how to save as for his wife I hope people will read between the line Ray didn’t see his granddaughter for 3 yrs as Ray was dying he talked to her on a tablet n he cried like a child oh there is so much more Matthew was the kid next door till he got married I never asked for anything I had a good job my health insurance took care of my husband but Kama is a killer Matthew wants to be a Legacy and a legend I don’t think so only God knows

C good

His father Ray C Good died of a broken heart need I say anymore
Anyone who stated nice guy should tell the truth

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