$19 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot claimed 

Huntertown co-workers won on a FREE ticket!

TownsleyspindlerINDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 9, 2013) -  Linda Spindler and Ken Townsley of Huntertown in Noble County claimed a $19 million Hoosier Lotto prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis today.  The lucky co-workers matched six of six numbers in the Saturday, September 7 Hoosier Lotto drawing.

The winners were accompanied by their spouses, Dave Spindler and Pam Townsley.

The co-workers defied odds of 1 in more than 12 million (1:12,271,512) to win the jackpot - and they did it on a FREE ticket! 

The two co-workers have played Hoosier Lotto together regularly for about eight years.  They usually play $20 worth of tickets containing numbers of their own choosing and use their weekly winnings to buy a few additional quick picks.  One of their tickets in Wednesday's drawing matched two of the six numbers, which carries a prize of a free ticket.  It was that free quick pick that matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing and turned out to be worth $19 million.

The pair's lucky winning numbers were: 4-33-34-35-36-48.

Townsley and Spindler are co-workers at CMA Supply Company in Fort Wayne, where Linda is the office manager and Ken is the operations manager.   

The $19 million ticket was purchased at Belmont Beverage at 1103 West State Blvd. in Fort Wayne.  The store will get a $100,000 bonus (one percent capped at $100,000).

The lucky co-workers could have taken $19 million as an annuity paid over 30 years, but opted to take the cash option and will split a $7.1 million lump sum payout (before taxes).

The lucky winners are the third Hoosier Lotto jackpot winners this year.  The Hoosier Lotto jackpot had been rolling since Jack Potts of Cayuga won $10 million in April.  Wednesday night's jackpot is $1 million.

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ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY: Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. Each fiscal year, the Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to Police and Firefighters' Pensions, and $30 million to the Teacher's Retirement Fund. The remainder of Lottery earnings are applied to reduce excise taxes by 50 percent for every Hoosier vehicle owner.


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Photo:  Ken Townsley and Linda Spindler at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.

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