Dreams of Disney Come True for Million Dollar Powerball Winner in Ft. Wayne


Drennon2INDIANAPOLIS – A Ft. Wayne grandmother’s dream of taking her grandchildren to Disney World is about to come true after winning $1 million playing Powerball® with Power Play®.   Diane Drennon of Ft. Wayne, IN matched five of six numbers in the July 14 Powerball drawing.  Drennon did not match the Powerball number, but by adding the $1 Power Play, Drennon increased her potential winnings from $200,000 to a cool million.

“I just thought my kids were messing with me,” said Drennon of her children checking her numbers. She had given them a stack of non-winners to check when the winning ticket was discovered.

“It just doesn’t seem real!” she remarked. “I just feel so much relief!”

Drennon accepted her check from Hoosier Lottery officials this afternoon at the Siri Clark Station, located at 1011 Broadway, with her family by her side.  Drennon was one of only 10 players nationwide to match five of six numbers in the July 14 drawing.  She was the only one, however, to increase her prize by adding the Power Play option for an extra dollar.

“Thank you Hoosier Lottery!” she exclaimed. “Dreams really do come true!”

Drennon is proof that players should always check their tickets even if there isn’t a jackpot winner. There are thousands of secondary prize winners with every single drawing in Indiana. 

Ironically, the past two Powerball® with Power Play® million dollar winners from Indiana have both come from Ft. Wayne. Joshua Wilson claimed his $1 million prize just last month with his winning ticket purchased at the Meijer store on Illinois Road.

Drennon is the latest addition to the ever growing list of Hoosier Lottery Millionaires. Since its inception in 1989, the Hoosier Lottery has turned more than 500 players into millionaires.  19 of these are Powerball winners who have Power Play to thank for their increased winnings.

Hoosier Lottery reminds players to always sign the back of their tickets. Players have 180 days from the draw date to claim a Hoosier Lottery draw game prize. The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly.

For more information, contact Hoosier Lottery Public Relations Director Jeff Golc at 317-430-2805.

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