FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2010
West Lafayette Woman Has $200,000 Hunch
INDIANAPOLIS – A West Lafayette
woman listened to her gut and has $200,000
to show for it. Karen Taylor
in America's favorite game, Powerball® with Power Play®
. Taylor matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball
number in the May 19 drawing. She claimed her prize Friday at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis.
Taylor admits she is not a regular Powerball player. In fact, her $200,000 winning ticket is the first Powerball ticket she has purchased this year.
"I just had a feeling I should stop and buy a Powerball ticket," said Taylor.
So she did. Taylor purchased her winning ticket while grocery shopping at Meijer Store #120 at 3600 North Portage Road in South Bend. Taylor works in South Bend, but lives in West Lafayette to be close to her mother who is dealing with health issues. Taylor says her win comes on the heels of a rough couple of months.
"This is a real blessing for my family!" said Taylor.
Since 1989, Hoosier Lottery players have won more than $7.6 billion in prizes. The Hoosier Lottery has transferred $3.7 billion to the state for the benefit of the citizens of Indiana.
The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to please play responsibly.
Photo: Karen Taylor claims her winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.