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Luis Hernandez


Purchased City: East Chicago

Date Won: 1/17/2014

Amount Won: $1,000,000

East Chicago man wins $1 million playing Powerball!

Luis Hernandez of East Chicago says the key to his $1 million Powerball win is faith and family.  Luis had a lucky quick pick that matched five of the Powerball numbers in an October 2013 drawing.  The set of seemingly random numbers allowed Luis to claim $1 million that he is excited to share with his family. Luis has been a Powerball player for many years and said the win was very emotional for him.  "I felt like my grandmother was smiling over my shoulder with the win.  I didn't pick the numbers specifically, but each number had a special meaning like my grandmother's birthday and year," Luis explained.  The Lake County resident said the win comes at a great time and he looks forward to caring for his parents and ensuring his grandkids have a bright future with the winnings. "I have a good feeling that everything is going to work out."  Luis is the 20th lucky Powerball player in Indiana to win $1 million in the popular multi-state game in the last two years.  Click here to read more about Indiana's winning Powerball legacy.

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