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Indiana woman claims $2.5 million Lotto jackpot

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A Summitville couple is nearly $1 million richer after winning the Hoosier Lotto jackpot prize.

Pamela and Jay Smith won $2.5 million in the May 9 drawing. Hoosier Lottery officials made the announcement at a news conference in Muncie on Tuesday.

"I hope it doesn't change a thing," Pamela Smith said in a news release. "I have a very nice life. I have everything I need."

The Smiths decided to take their at the couple's home late Tuesday.

The couple have no immediate plwinnings as a lump-sum payment, which amounted to $980,296 before taxes.

Pamela match all six numbers to win the prize. She bought her winning ticket at McClure Oil, 3700 N. Broadway, Muncie. The business will receive $25,000 for selling the ticket.

"She told me that she won because of E85," Jay Smith said.

"I was looking for ethanol gas," Pamela said, according to the release. "I actually went inside the gas station to thank the manager for carrying ethanol because it's so hard to find. It was an impulse buy for me to purchase one dollar of Lotto and one dollar of Powerball."

Jay Smith declined comment when reached ans to spend their winnings. Pamela, a speech pathologist with the Mississinewa Community School Corp. in Grant County, expects to return to work today, according to the release.

Lottery officials say it's the third time in less than a month someone has won the Hoosier Lotto jackpot.

Also Tuesday, Robert Doane of LaPorte claimed a $1 million Powerball prize that he won after purchasing the Power Play option for the May 16 drawing.

Wire Reports, Lottery Post Staff

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Posted: May 20, 2009, 7:17 am - IP Logged

PartyCongratulations to Mrs.Smith!Party

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    Posted: May 20, 2009, 7:45 am - IP Logged

    Pamela and Jay Smith won $2.5 million in the May 9 drawing....as a lump-sum payment, which amounted to $980,296 before taxes.

    That's a cash value of less than half the jackpot amount.  I thought Ohio Classic Lotto cash value at 50% of the jackpot amount before taxes was one of the lowest,  I stand corrected.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: May 20, 2009, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

      That is wonderful new for the Smith Family.   My husband is a hoosier and says Indiana odd are great.

      Nice going Pam!!!

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        Posted: May 20, 2009, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

        It was an impulse buy for me to purchase one dollar of Lotto and one dollar of Powerball."

        Another great proof that you only to spend a dollar to win. Don't burn a hole in your pockets chasing lotto jackpots and you shall hit sooner or later.


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          Posted: May 20, 2009, 11:45 pm - IP Logged

          Wow! In this tough economic time, one should be happy

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            Posted: May 21, 2009, 7:42 am - IP Logged

            Pamela and Jay Smith won $2.5 million in the May 9 drawing....as a lump-sum payment, which amounted to $980,296 before taxes.

            That's a cash value of less than half the jackpot amount.  I thought Ohio Classic Lotto cash value at 50% of the jackpot amount before taxes was one of the lowest,  I stand corrected.

            It does seem odd as they're both 30 yr annuities. I guess IN does a much better job investing your money for you should you take the annuity option.

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              Posted: May 21, 2009, 7:43 am - IP Logged

              Congrats to the Smith family!

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                Posted: May 24, 2009, 4:46 pm - IP Logged

                Congratulations Thumbs Up

                "I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-victorious."
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