December 20, 2012
Million-dollar Powerball® prize claimed
INDIANAPOLIS – A $1 million Powerball prize won in Noblesville was claimed at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters Dec. 19. The winning ticket matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number, in the Oct. 20 drawing.
The ticket was purchased at Speedway at 2290 Greenfield Ave. in Noblesville. The prize was claimed by SPII Investments, LLC. A representative for the LLC characterized the winning as “a blessing.”
The mission of the Hoosier Lottery is to return the maximum net income to the state in a socially-responsible manner. In fiscal year 2011, the Hoosier Lottery generated $188 million in net income 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 $495 million and $56 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.
The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly.
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