Two Southern Indiana co-workers claim $221.7 million
Former welders are now multi-millionaires
Two very lucky Indiana men have claimed a $221.7 million Powerball® jackpot. Darin Fox of Clarksville, Ind. and Todd Reardon of Jeffersonville, Ind. were surrounded by friends, family, lawyers and accountants as they presented their lucky Powerball ticket - a slip of paper worth nearly a quarter of a billion dollars - to Hoosier Lottery officials Thursday morning. In exchange, Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Kathryn Densborn presented the men with their winnings at a press conference at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis. For the past eight years the two Southern Indiana men worked together as welders in the small Southern Indiana town of Clarksville located on the Ohio River just across from Louisville, Ky. The men are now calling themselves “retired welders.” The men became good friends as a result of working together and pool their money to purchase Hoosier Lotto tickets for every drawing. Because the Powerball jackpot was so big they decided to play Powerball, too, on April 6. “We put $2 on Hoosier Lotto and $2 on Powerball and the rest has been a whirlwind,” said Fox. Click here to read more about Todd and Darin's story.