Game Name: POWERBALL
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.