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Indiana woman has second major lottery win

Aug 15, 2013, 3:55 pm

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PRINCETON, Ind. — A Princeton, Indiana, woman is the latest to claim the Hoosier Lottery's Lucky Millionaire prize — her second major lottery win.

Connie Cottingham claimed her $1 million prize Aug. 9 after buying the winning scratch-off ticket at Chuckles Food Mart in Princeton. It was her second trip to Hoosier Lottery Headquarters: In 2008 she won $500,000 from a Dazzling Diamonds scratch-off she bought from Evansville Moto Mart in Evansville, Ind., WRTV-TV reported.

"I was shocked. I had to get my glasses out and take a second look, make sure I was seeing the right thing!" said Cottingham. "I sat there for a little bit thanking the good Lord above for doing an awesome thing again for me."

Cottingham, who works as bartender and part-time karaoke DJ, told lottery officials she bought her ticket on her way to work. Before cashing it in, though, she went in and finished her shift.

Cottingham said even after her second win she has no plans to quit working, though she does have some ideas for her winnings.

"I'm going to help my daughter first thing and some close family members and close friends and take a trip," said Cottingham.

Cottingham is the tenth player to win $1 million playing Lucky Millionaire. She is the eighth player to claim an instant $1 million top prize on the game.

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Way to go girl. Drink up, but don't drink it all up. Congrats.

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    Nice story and good for her!

    Even after her first big win, she kept on playing.

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      Congratulation ConnieCheers

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        Way to go,Connie!BananaHurray!HyperPartyHyperHurray!BananaIt's Party time!

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          Wow Connie- what a way to celebrate. Don't spend it all in one place girl.

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             Congratulations lady! I am still waiting for one that will make me do a double-take.

            That money's gone fo ever

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              Yes ! It can happen more than once !

              So after I win big I will continue to play.

              Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                Is that helpmewin?

                From Indiana...

                Awfully quiet...

                Hmmm...

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                  Nice story and good for her!

                  Even after her first big win, she kept on playing.

                  Yea and she kept - WINNING!! 

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                    Is that helpmewin?

                    From Indiana...

                    Awfully quiet...

                    Hmmm...

                    Hmmmm... your right haven't read/seen any post from her todayWink

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                      A Princeton, Indiana, woman is the latest to claim the Hoosier Lottery's Lucky Millionaire prize — her second major lottery win.

                      Connie Cottingham claimed her $1 million prize Aug. 9 after buying the winning scratch-off ticket at Chuckles Food Mart in Princeton. It was her second trip to Hoosier Lottery Headquarters: In 2008 she won $500,000 from a Dazzling Diamonds scratch-off she bought from Evansville Moto Mart in Evansville, Ind., WRTV-TV reported.

                      "I was shocked. I had to get my glasses out and take a second look, make sure I was seeing the right thing!" said Cottingham. "I sat there for a little bit thanking the good Lord above for doing an awesome thing again for me."

                      Cottingham, who works as bartender and part-time karaoke DJ, told lottery officials she bought her ticket on her way to work. Before cashing it in, though, she went in and finished her shift.

                      Cottingham said even after her second win she has no plans to quit working, though she does have some ideas for her winnings.

                      "I'm going to help my daughter first thing and some close family members and close friends and take a trip," said Cottingham.

                      Cottingham is the tenth player to win $1 million playing Lucky Millionaire. She is the eighth player to claim an instant $1 million top prize on the game.

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                      Smash

                      Ha if your not close fam/friend your out of luck ????

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                        Is that helpmewin?

                        From Indiana...

                        Awfully quiet...

                        Hmmm...

                        If there's a big win In south Jersey I better maintain my 3.5 average posts per day lest I be suspect. Wink

                        Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.


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                          Cool

                          Lucky lady i cant even win on 2nd chance replay I been entering since 09 & I enter a lot I guess I am a 2x loser until 1 day I win

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                            Congrats to the lucky winner. You gotta stay in it, to win it twice. Good Job.Thumbs Up