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Indiana woman claims $6.5 million jackpot

Mar 10, 2004, 4:33 am

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Indiana LotteryIndiana Lottery: Indiana woman claims $6.5 million jackpot

A Greenwood, Indiana woman has claimed a $6.5 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot from a drawing nearly four months ago, lottery officials said Tuesday.

Jennifer Diles bought the winning ticket for the Nov. 22 drawing at a convenience store in Shelbyville. She chose the annuity option and will receive about $248,000 a year before taxes over 26 years.

Diles, 25, said she waited to claim the jackpot because she was considering her options on whether to take the annuity or cash payout. Diles, an instructional designer for SBC, said he planned to keep her job.

She was the winner of the fifth Hoosier Lotto jackpot for 2003, ranging from $1.3 million to $20.1 million. Two jackpots for $10 million and $1 million  have been won so far this year.


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United States
Member #379
June 5, 2002
11296 Posts
Posted: March 11, 2004, 10:33 am - IP Logged

Stupid!! Stupid!!

    Southeast USA
    United States
    Member #3660
    February 9, 2004
    65 Posts
    Posted: March 14, 2004, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

    Why would you say STUPID!? Is it because you still cannot understand why she had to wait 4 months to claim the jackpot  or is it because she is accepting the yearly payment? If so, I wondered about that myself.

      United States
      Member #379
      June 5, 2002
      11296 Posts
      Posted: March 16, 2004, 9:29 am - IP Logged


      She should have taken the lump sum, and THEN shopped around for an annuity.

      BTW, some states with the 60-day rule use the drawing as when the        60 days begin.

        Member #3545
        January 30, 2004
        39 Posts
        Posted: March 17, 2004, 6:29 am - IP Logged

        I just love European lotteries like UK national lottery, French Lotto or the new one EuroMillions....they all are tax free, lump sum...no considering, ...just take your money and enjoy!!!