FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2010
Indianapolis Man Claims $200,000 Powerball Prize
INDIANAPOLIS – An Indianapolis man missed Saturday's $200 million Powerball
jackpot by one number. James Hague
matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number, to win $200,000
in the March 13 drawing. Hague claimed his prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters Monday morning.
"I was so shocked!" said Hague.
Hague was accompanied by his brother, Jason Hague. The excited pair laughed and joked as James claimed his winnings.
"This brings tears to your eyes," said Jason Hague.
The Marion County man works for Frito Lay. He plans to invest his winnings.
"Our mom is a CFP (Certified Financial Planner), so she is going to help me do the smart thing," said James Hague.
Hague is a regular Powerball player. He purchased his ticket at Circle K #2292 at 1551 North Illinois Street in Indianapolis.
Saturday's $200 million jackpot was hit in New Jersey. In Indiana, 48,433 Powerball players won prizes ranging from $3 to $200,000.
The winning numbers from Saturday, March 13 were: 6-16-20-31-36 PB:8. The Power Play multiplier was 5.
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Photo: Jason Hague (L) poses with his brother, James Hague (R), as James collects his $200,000 Powerball prize.
Photo: James Hague claims his $200,000 Powerball prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.