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.