FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2011
Brownsburg has a new millionaire
INDIANAPOLIS –A Brownsburg man has won $1 million playing Powerball® with Power Play®. Terry Gregory claimed his million-dollar prize with his wife Shelly at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis Tuesday.
The father of three won in the April 16 Powerball drawing when his ticket matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number. Because Gregory purchased the Power Play multiplier for an extra dollar, he increased what would have been a $200,000 prize to a $1 million windfall.
“I do Power Play because that extra buck pays off,” said Gregory.
Gregory purchased his lucky ticket from Speedway at 910 East Main Street in Brownsburg. He was urged to check his tickets by a clerk who knew he always adds the Power Play.
“I buy my tickets faithfully at Speedway. I went in to buy my tickets for tomorrow’s drawing and the clerk said ‘Check your tickets! Somebody that plays the Power Play here hit a million dollars!’” said Gregory.
Gregory took the clerk’s advice and checked his tickets when he went home. He was shocked to discover that he was the million-dollar winner the clerk was talking about.
Gregory works in maintenance at Sealed Air Corporation and his wife is employed by Eli Lilly & Co. The couple plan to put their winnings in college funds for their 13 and 16 year old daughters. They say they also see a trip to Hawaii on the horizon.
The winning numbers on April 16 were: 21-33-44-45-55 PB:7 PP:5.
As with all Hoosier Lottery games, the net income generated from sale of Powerball® in Indiana is turned over to the state. Last year, the Hoosier Lottery transferred $190 million to the state where it was allocated to teachers, police and firefighters retirement funds as well as the Build Indiana Fund which ultimately reduces Hoosiers’ license plate costs.
For more information, please contact Megan Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-264-4805.
Photo: Terry and Shelly Gregory pose with their winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.