Noblesville couple claims $27.5 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 4, 2014)— A Noblesville couple is now millionaires!

Larry and Connie Miller claimed their $27.5 million Hoosier Lottery jackpot Wednesday.

“This most recent blessing is incredibly humbling, surprising and exciting. Naturally, the shock and thrill of winning the lottery was an incredibly exciting feeling and certainly a little bit overwhelming,” said Larry and Connie Miller in a written statement provided to the Hoosier Lottery. “Our lives have always been abundantly blessed before this and that is something we will never forget. We will not fundamentally change who we are or how we lead our lives. This event merely provides us with more opportunities to continue with those obligations and commitments that have always been part of our life journey together.”

The Millers purchased their winning ticket, with the numbers 9-16-34-37-45-46, at a Marsh Supermarket in Kokomo, Ind.

The couple chose to receive a lump sum cash option, which would give them $11.1 million before taxes.

“We plan to work closely with our trusted financial and legal advisors to ensure that we are good stewards of this wonderful gift. Going forward, we simply look forward to spending our golden years together enjoying the life we have been given,” the Millers’ continued in a written statement. “We would like to thank our attorney Jim Butcher and our CPA Ron Metz for their invaluable assistance to us through this process.”

Larry and Connie Miller join a list of winners in the Indiana towns of Bedford, Bloomington, Columbus, Daleville, Elkhart, Frankfort, Glenwood, Guston, Highland, Huntertown, Indianapolis, Jasper, Moores Hill, Muncie, New Albany, Newport and Summitville in claiming Hoosier Lotto jackpots In the last five years.

Since the game started in 1994, more than 100 lucky players have claimed Hoosier Lotto jackpots. The biggest Hoosier Lotto jackpot ever was a $54 million prize which was claimed in November 2007 by retired East Chicago steelworker Peter Gilbert.

Hoosier Lotto drawings are Wednesday and Saturday nights. Tickets cost just $1 per play and are available at more than 4,000 Hoosier Lottery retailers. Tonight’s jackpot is $1 million.

Watch Hoosier Lotto drawings on FOX59 after the 10 p.m. news!