Hoosier Lottery creates four millionaires in four days!

Winners hail from Indianapolis, Yorktown, North Vernon and Anderson

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 15, 2013) -  The first week of December was a busy one at the Hoosier Lottery's Indianapolis prize payment office. Four lucky Hoosiers claimed $1 million prizes in four days!

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William Cooper of Indianapolis joined 19 other finalists from all corners of the state in the mylottery 50 Times the Money second chance promotion drawing at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Dec. 6 in which he emerged the grand prize $1 million winner.  Cooper was accompanied at the luncheon event by his wife Sharon. The lucky millionaire says he plans to help his family and make a donation to St. Jude's.  "I'm glad I have the chance to help other people," said Cooper.

Photo: William and Sharon Cooper show off their winnings at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Dec. 6.

Robert Knoblock of Yorktown  found himself holding a $1 million check at the culmination of the same second chance drawing event Dec. 6. Knoblock, who was accompanied by his wife Angela, said they plan to buy a new truck and pay bills after winning $1 million from a field of 30 finalists from around the state in the Hoosier Lottery Black second-chance promotion. The lucky mechanic said the experience "is awesome!"

Photo: Tony Lamont presents Angela and Robert Knoblock with their $1 million check at the Hoosier Lottery's Million Dollar Main Event luncheon at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Dec. 6.

Nancy Swindall of North Vernon  is the latest $1 million winner on the Lucky Millionaire Scratch-off.  Swindall claimed a top prize at Hoosier Lottery headquarters Dec. 2. The great-grandmother said people have always considered her lucky. She just stopped for a soda when she purchased a $1 million winning Scratch-off at Fast Stop at 541 West Walnut St. in North Vernon.  She plans to pay off her house and all her bills and enjoy a debt-free life!

Photo: Nancy Swindall is all smiles after receiving her check for $1 million in Indianapolis Dec. 2.

Benjamin Jarrett of Anderson couldn't believe it when his girlfriend, Toni Qualls, called him from work last Friday morning to tell him he matched five of the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number, in the  Dec. 4 Powerball drawing - a feat worth $1 million! Jarrett works construction and Qualls is an elementary school teacher. The lucky couple plan to celebrate in Cancun. "I grew up a farm boy," said Jarrett.  "This is awesome! Amazing! Everything's gonna be O.K." Jarrett purchased his lucky ticket at Casey's at 302 East First St. in Alexandria.

Photo: Benjamin Jarrett couldn't help but have some fun for the camera when he finally got a chance to hold his $1 million check Dec. 6 at Hoosier Lottery prize payment office in Indianapolis.

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