FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2010
$1 Million Powerball Prize Claimed by Region Man
INDIANAPOLIS – Kenneth Scobey of Hebron
, Ind. is the Hoosier Lottery's newest millionaire. Scobey's quick pick ticket matched five of the white balls in last Saturday night's Powerball draw. That would normally be a $200,000 win, but since Scobey purchased Power Play, he is now a million dollar man.
Scobey, a loyal Lottery patron, stops at Family Express at 298 W US Hwy 6 in Valparaiso each and every day and faithfully buys a Powerball ticket on nights of the draw.
"I've been playing for years," said Scobey. "It's about time I won!"
At first, the Porter County resident thought he won $500 after a local retailer printed off the winning numbers for him from the Saturday, April 17 draw.
"I told my neighbor I won five hundred dollars," said Scobey. "Once I realized I made a mistake, I went back and told him. He just shook his head."
jackpot is $252 million.
Scobey plans to invest his most recent $1 million winnings, and already has his ticket for tonight's draw.
Players should always sign the back of their tickets. Players have 180 days from the draw date to claim a Hoosier Lottery draw game prize. The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly.
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