Nightly News   |  December 07, 2012

Arizona Powerball winner claims prize

A couple in their 30s from a wealthy Phoenix suburb came forward as the second winners of the record jackpot, but they wish to remain anonymous for now. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> and the record $577 million powerball jackpot claimed by a married couple in their 30s, from the wealthy phoenix suburb of fountain hills . they will be anonymous for now, telling officials they wanted to claim the jackpot before fiscal cliff hits, and taxes on the wealthy almost certainly go up. what this almost certainly means is the winner was not this guy, who you will recall was caught on camera celebrating in maryland, celebrating what he thought was a big win, or maybe we all fell for his celebration.