May 12, 2013

Fort Wayne retailer sells Powerball® ticket worth $1 million

Wednesday's jackpot jumps to an estimated $350 million

INDIANAPOLIS -- Someone who purchased a Powerball ticket at a Fort Wayne retailer for last night's drawing is now holding a $1 million winner.

The ticket, which was one of 16 nationwide to match the first five numbers but not the Powerball number, was purchased at Lassus Handy Dandy at 10040 Lima Road in Fort Wayne.

Powerball with Power PlayThe winning numbers drawn were:  6-13-19-23-43 PB:16. 

Whoever is holding the winning ticket should sign the back of it immediately and contact Hoosier Lottery Customer Service for more information on how to claim the prize.

No one nationwide matched all six numbers, so Wednesday's Powerball jackpot has grown to an estimated $350 million.

Tuesday's upcoming Mega Millions® drawing is also catching attention since no one hauled in Friday night's top prize. Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot has swelled to an estimated $170 million.

The mission of the Hoosier Lottery is to maximize net income for the state in a socially-responsible manner. In fiscal year 2012, the Hoosier Lottery generated $211 million in surplus revenue which was used to significantly reduce the motor vehicle excise tax for all Hoosier drivers and also supported the pension funds for retired Indiana teachers, police and firefighters. Player prizes for the fiscal year totaled $533 million and $60 million was earned by Indiana retailers on the sale of Hoosier Lottery products.

Since its inception in 1989, the Hoosier Lottery has produced more than $4.2 billion for the citizens of Indiana, $1 billion in commissions and bonuses for participating Indiana retailers, and has paid out more than $8.9 billion in player prizes.

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For more information, please contact Al Larsen at alarsen@hoosierlottery.com or 317-242-8803.

 

 

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