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Joseph Gerig


Purchased City: Woodburn

Date Won: 9/19/2011

Amount Won: $200,000

Fort Wayne area firefighter wins $200,000

An Allen County firefighter is the latest lucky Hoosier to win big money playing Powerball® in Indiana.  Joseph Gerig of Woodburn won $200,000 when the numbers on his ticket matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number, in the September 10 drawing. As for his winnings, the firefighter of nine years says he plans to proceed cautiously. “I’m going to hold onto it for some future ‘what ifs’ and be cautious,” said Gerig.  “It’s a relief, a huge weight off my shoulders.”  Click here to read more.

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