"Hoosiers" site scores $2 million Powerball® win
Ticket sold in Nineveh, Ind. is sole $2 million winner nationwide!
INDIANAPOLIS (April 24, 2014) - Somebody in Indiana woke up rich this morning - but he or she may not know it yet! Powerball players in and around the rural Hoosier hamlet of Nineveh will want to check their tickets carefully. A ticket purchased at the Nineveh Mini Mart at 8010 S. Nineveh Rd. missed last night's $148 million jackpot by one number - but is worth $2 million.
Nineveh, Ind., is a small unincorporated community within a township of less than 4,000 residents about an hour south of Indianapolis and was the site where many scenes from the quintessential Indiana movie, Hoosiers, were filmed.
The Nineveh ticket was the only Powerball with Power Play® ticket in the nation to match the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number, in last night's drawing. Three other tickets sold in California, Colorado and Maryland matched the first five numbers, but did not include Power Play, and are worth $1 million. The jackpot was won in Florida.
Last night's winning numbers are: 19-25-29-36-48 PB: 12. Power Play: 4.
The holder of the Hoosier state's lucky $2 million ticket should sign the back and contact Hoosier Lottery customer service for instructions on how to claim.
Hoosiers who want to continue the lucky streak in Indiana might want to purchase a Hoosier Lotto or Cash 5 ticket, as those jackpots continue to swell. Hometown favorite Hoosier Lotto offers a $25.5 million prize on Saturday. Tonight's Cash 5 jackpot is at an all-time record-breaking high of $396,000.
ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY: Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. Each fiscal year, the Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to local police and firefighters' pensions, and $30 million to the Teacher's Retirement Fund. In fiscal year 2012, $147.6 million in Hoosier Lottery earnings helped reduce motor vehicle excise taxes by 50 percent.
To learn more about the Hoosier Lottery, visit www.hoosierlottery.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter. To view a video about where the proceeds from the Hoosier Lottery go, click here.
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