$5 million Hoosier Lotto® jackpot being shared
One Hoosier Lotto® entry matched all six numbers in the estimated $5 million jackpot drawing on Saturday, October 30. Jennifer Wilkinson and Tehya Wheeler, both of Franklin, Ind., are sharing the jackpot, opting for the 30-year annuity payment option.
According to the winners, who typically play Hoosier Lotto each week, they purchased their ticket the day before the drawing. The next day Jennifer checked the numbers on the Hoosier Lottery App. At first glance, she thought they won $2,000. Very quickly she realized the amount was much more.
“The ticket was scanned probably five times on the Hoosier Lottery App,” recalls Jennifer. “I thought it was a glitch or something.” Once she gathered herself, she went to pick up Tehya from work.
Tehya remembers the moment Jennifer shared the good news. “Jennifer had no color in her face, and she whispered to me. There was no screaming, as to not draw attention, but there were some tears!”
When asked about how they would celebrate the win they said, “Outside of paying off some bills, there are no major plans.” The winning ticket was transacted at Casey’s #3499 located at 3048 N Morton St. in Franklin.
Twenty-two Hoosier Lotto drawings had occurred since the last jackpot win back on Saturday, August 14, 2021. That jackpot was $15.8 million and was won by a Plainfield man who purchased the ticket in Fort Wayne. The Hoosier Lotto jackpot has been won two times in 2021.
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