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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:37 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

2by2: Latest game for the state lottery

On Aug. 9, the Arizona Lottery launched a new game, with jackpots six days a week for $2 entries.

Players of "2by2" choose two "red" numbers and two "white" numbers from a 26-number matrix. Players matching all four numbers in the correct color combination can win a top prize of $20,000. Players can also win other prizes ranging from $2 to $200 by matching various combinations of red and white numbers.

Monday to Saturday, players will have a chance to win the $20,000 2by2 top prize. This is a guaranteed top prize six days a week; the jackpot doesn't roll from day to day.

"Our newest game, 2by2, is another important way your Lottery works to increase the entertainment value of all our games," said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. "For just $1 more than our existing draw games, 2by2 offers lots of prizes and gives players a chance to win $20,000 six days a week. We believe 2by2 will be a real winner for our players."

Tickets can be purchased at retailers where Lottery products are sold. 2by2 drawings will broadcast Monday through Saturday during the 10 p.m. news on Channel 15 (ABC) in Phoenix, Channel 13 (CBS) in Tucson and in Spanish on Univision.

Players can check their numbers by logging onto arizonalottery.com or by calling 1-800-499-3798.

Jazzercise has 40th celebration this Saturday

Forty years of the dance exercise known as Jazzercise are being celebrated this Saturday, Aug. 15, in the Northwest.

Local Jazzercisers are gathering for the Fabulous 40th Fiesta from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the gym at Immaculate Heart High School, 625 E. Magee in Oro Valley. The event is open to all Jazzercise students and the public. There'll be classes and instructors, a vendor fair, door prizes and refreshments.

Admission is $20 at the door. Tank tops are being sold for $10. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Make A Wish Foundation's Arizona chapter.

Judi Sheppard Missett, who turned her love of jazz dance into a worldwide dance exercise phenomenon, founded the Jazzercise dance fitness program in 1969. Today, the international franchise business hosts a network of 7,500 instructors teaching more than 32,000 classes weekly in 32 countries.

Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. For more information, call Shawna Dorame at 349-4335.

Annual meet for Marana chamber Aug. 20

The Marana Chamber of Commerce holds its annual meeting and appreciation luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 20, at The Oasis at Wild Horse Ranch, 6801 N. Camino Verde.

Registration and networking begin at 11:15 a.m., with the meal at noon.

Chamber president and chief executive officer Ed Stolmaker is presenting the 2009-'10 business plan, and businesses with membership for 10 or more years are being recognized.

The Marana chamber is 22 years old. It has more than 500 members.

"We are pleased that our members have continued to see the value of their membership with the chamber," Stolmaker said.

Reservations are requested. People may call 682-4314, or e-mail info@maranachamber.com by 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17.

New AZ web site for Waste Management

Waste Management of Arizona has launched a new website devoted to Arizona-specific content.

The site, www.wmofarizona.com, offers local information about Waste Management's operations, services, and events throughout Tucson and statewide, a release said.

"The new website allows us to communicate directly to our customers, offering them local information based on their service needs," said company spokeswoman Melissa Quillard.

Waste Management customers can use the new site to track service interruption information due to weather or holiday delays. It also has information on Waste Management's recycling and sustainability initiatives, landfills, and community involvement.

Waste Management has 980 Arizona employees who provide waste and recycling services to nearly 500,000 customers throughout Arizona. For more information, go to www.wmofarizona.com.

Open house for math learning center in NW

An open house at Mathnasium, a math learning center, is set for Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 3 to 7 p.m.

The business is located at 7850 N. Silverbell, Suite 162 in Marana.

Owner and director Devi Paolillo said Mathnasium can help young people "build confidence" in their math skills. "Their progress is measured by their grades in school, advancement in our program, and most importantly, their love of mathematics," Paolillo said.

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