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Retired auto worker, 2 children claim $314M Powerball lottery jackpot

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A retired auto worker and his two adult children claimed a $314 million Powerball jackpot Monday after waiting two weeks to step forward.

"I know the world is going to turn upside down," said David Coterel, 65, of Riverside, Ohio. Coterel's daughter, Lynn Hiles, 46, said she has quit her job as a postal worker in Dayton, Ohio. Her 42-year-old brother, David Coterel, recently took a buyout from his job at an auto parts plant.

Neither has any children, and their mother, Dorothy, died of cancer three years ago.

The family decided to take the cash option on the prize from the Aug. 25 drawing, meaning they will collect $145,985,099 before taxes, Hoosier Lottery executive director Kathryn Densborn said.

The elder Coterel, 65, who is retired from General Motors, bought the quick-pick ticket the afternoon of the drawing.

"I lost it," he said of learning he had the winning ticket. "I'm an emotional person, but I really lost it."

The winning ticket bearing the numbers 2, 8, 23, 29, 35 and Powerball 19 was bought at a Speedway convenience store in Richmond, along the Indiana-Ohio state line about 100 kilometres east of Indianapolis.

David Coterel Jr., left, David Coterel, center, and Lynn Hiles display their $314.3 million prize during a press conference Monday.The first person he called was his daughter, who quit her job as a nightshift postal worker in Dayton two days later.

Coterel Jr., who took a buyout from his job as a machine repairman at a Delphi auto parts plant but continued as a temporary worker, quit his job a day after his sister left hers.

"The hardest part was a lack of sleep," the younger Coterel said. "You lay down and your mind races: What am I going to do? What am I going to do? There's a lot of questions."

This afternoon, Hiles and Coterel Jr. had some thoughts about how they would spend the money, but the elder Coterel said he still was waiting for inspiration.

"Right now, I have no idea," he said. "But I'm sure something is going to come up."

The store where the winning ticket was sold is about five kilometres on U.S. 40 from another Speedway store that sold the winning ticket for a $295.7 million Powerball jackpot to a group of 13 co-workers from a factory in suburban Columbus, Ohio, in July 1998.

The 1998 jackpot was the largest of its kind to that point. Last month's jackpot is the fourth-largest in the 22-year history of the multistate Powerball game.

Powerball is played in 29 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The record jackpot was $365 million won by eight workers at a Nebraska meatpacking plant in February 2006.

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Coastal Georgia
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Posted: September 12, 2007, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

Congratulations to the Coterels !!

 

 Good things happen to good folks.

 

                               

              

 

 

    JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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    Posted: September 12, 2007, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

    Please adopt me.  I don't eat much.  I sleep on the floor.  I always do my chores without complaint. 

      Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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      Posted: September 12, 2007, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

      Congratulations. Hopefully, I'll have my turn soon.Big Grin

      Gonna win.Big Smile

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        Posted: September 12, 2007, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

        Congratulations. Hopefully, I'll have my turn soon.Big Grin

        How many emails did you send to Lynn Hiles asking her to marry you?

        ROFL

          Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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          Posted: September 12, 2007, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

          How many emails did you send to Lynn Hiles asking her to marry you?

          ROFL

          Even if she would say yes, that would never happen. I'd be happy winning $1M, but I wouldn't mind winning tonight's Hoosier Lotto drawing for $46.5M.Smile

          Gonna win.Big Smile

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            Posted: September 12, 2007, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

            Please adopt me.  I don't eat much.  I sleep on the floor.  I always do my chores without complaint. 

            Why would you want to live with a multi-millionare who would make you sleep on the floor, starve you and ask you do chores? 

            What? 

            "I know the world is going to turn upside down"

            Absolutely.  So much more realistic than the winners who say "Everything is going to be the same. Maybe I'll buy a new lawnmower." 

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              Posted: September 13, 2007, 1:43 am - IP Logged

              Is the reporter Canadian cause I'm pretty sure they do not use kilometers in Ohio?

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                Posted: September 13, 2007, 3:09 am - IP Logged

                Seems like the lottery is leaving out how many tickets people actually buy a lot lately. I highly doubt one, which is what the lottery would like you to believe. I am willing to bet most winners are getting 40-100 at least, not 1-5 even if it is possible to win with one ticket. Oh and it seems that anyone under 65 rarely wins much anymore.

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                  Posted: September 13, 2007, 3:25 am - IP Logged

                  Just love stories like these!Party

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                    Posted: September 13, 2007, 7:00 am - IP Logged

                    Seems like the lottery is leaving out how many tickets people actually buy a lot lately. I highly doubt one, which is what the lottery would like you to believe. I am willing to bet most winners are getting 40-100 at least, not 1-5 even if it is possible to win with one ticket. Oh and it seems that anyone under 65 rarely wins much anymore.

                    Notice  also  t hat  the  winning  numbers  are  sold  near  the  border  of  the  state  line;

                    Now......people  who    run  state  lottery's  wouldn't  cheat  the  citizens  in  the  larger  cities  or  the  vast  section  of  the  state  ( who  support  the  lottery  in  the  Millions  of  dollars)  out  of  a  large  win  would  they  ??????????People  from  all  over  the  state  got  tickets  and    lost  every  dime  -yet  ....the  winners  show  up  on  a   terminal  in  the  smallest  town ,within  walking  distance  from  the  state  line ...wonder  if  they  also  have  had  multiple  instant  ticket  winners  also ?????  would  they  by  selling  us  the  loosers  .....!!!!!!!!!?????????

                    seems  like  I  heard  multiple  stories  like  that  here  in  NY  .....winning  tickets  sold  in  obscurie  places , where  t he  vast  majority  of  people  couldn't  get  there  by  Grayhound  !!!

                      JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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                      Posted: September 13, 2007, 8:11 am - IP Logged

                      Why would you want to live with a multi-millionare who would make you sleep on the floor, starve you and ask you do chores? 

                      What? 

                      "I know the world is going to turn upside down"

                      Absolutely.  So much more realistic than the winners who say "Everything is going to be the same. Maybe I'll buy a new lawnmower." 

                      PartyI am hoping he has a big heart.  Sharing his food, giving me a nice bed.  Wouldn't be bad cleaning his BMW.  Maybe he will let be go on a test ride.  lol

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                        Posted: September 13, 2007, 9:24 am - IP Logged

                        Congrats to the Coterel family! Enjoy your winnings and do things you had only dreamed about. Another one for the QuikPiks! Thumbs Up

                          AuntiePat's avatar - animaniacs10
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                          Posted: September 13, 2007, 10:12 am - IP Logged

                          Wasn't it someone on this board who pointed out last week that the vendor was in a border area so the winner could very well have been from another state or a traveler passing through.  Looks as though we have good intuitions (for everything but the winning number--LOL!!)

                            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                            Posted: September 13, 2007, 10:40 am - IP Logged

                            Wasn't it someone on this board who pointed out last week that the vendor was in a border area so the winner could very well have been from another state or a traveler passing through.  Looks as though we have good intuitions (for everything but the winning number--LOL!!)

                            It was not only pointed out by an LP member but also by a local news reporter since it had happened before.  Before Ohio had MegaMillions, a lot of the people buying PowerBall tickets in Richmond were from Ohio.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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