INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) - A Highland, Ind., man has plans to help his mother, to start a college fund for his daughter and to take his girlfriend to Red Lobster. Why and how? He won $1 million in the historic $587.5 million Powerball drawing.
34-year-old Larry Chandler says one thing he won't do is quit his job. The union electrician says he'll be back at work Monday morning after he meets with a financial planner and a tax adviser.
The winning numbers in last night's drawing were: 5-16-22-23-29 PB: 6.
Chandler, who played numbers of his own choosing, matched the first five of those numbers, but not the Powerball number. He was all smiles as he claimed his winnings.
"This doesn't happen to me!" said Chandler. "It's crazy. I've never won anything."
Chandler purchased his million-dollar ticket at Highland Citgo at 8317 Kennedy Avenue in Highland.
He claimed his prize on the heels of Barbara Wright of Fort Wayne who presented a Powerball ticket worth $40,000 to Lottery officials shortly after the doors opened at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis this morning.
Chandler's million-dollar win is one of two in the Hoosier state in last night's historic Powerball drawing. The other $1 million ticket was sold by United PSM at 601 Wheatland Road in Vincennes. That prize has not yet been claimed.
Brisk sales nationwide drove Wednesday's jackpot up to a record $587.5 million. When it was all said and done, two tickets -- one sold in Arizona and one in Missouri -- matched all six numbers and will split the jackpot.
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