INDIANAPOLIS — The Hoosier Lottery held a news conference Monday afternoon to introduce the winner of the estimated $435.3 million Powerball jackpot.
A winning ticket in the estimated $435.3 million Powerball drawing was was purchased at the Super Test, 1600 block of Sagamore Parkway South, Lafayette, Ind. One ticket matched all five numbers plus the Powerball number in the Feb. 22, 2017, drawing. The winning numbers are: 10-13-28-52-61. The Powerball number is 2.
The estimated $435.3 million jackpot is the seventh largest in the history of the game and offers the winner the chance to take payment as a 30-year annuity or in a one-time lump sum estimated payment of $263.5 million (both before taxes). Indiana leads the nation in Powerball jackpot wins with 39.
After all is said and done, the winner will walk away with $189 million in the form of a lump sum. The winner is a man and an alumnus of Purdue University and works at a manufacturing plant in Lafayette. He chose to remain anonymous and a representative accepted the check on his behalf.
“Once he saw the numbers matched, he couldn’t sleep,” said a representative of the LLC the winner set up. “He tried calling his brother later that morning, but he didn’t answer. He then called his dad, who joked, ‘I thought you were calling to say that you won the lottery?’ to which the winner replied, ‘Maybe I did!'”
The winner plans to use it for his family’s education, to further his own education and more. He also plans to make donations to charity.
“The winner is very family oriented and close to his siblings and parents,” said the representative. “He plans to give some money to family, to help family members pay for their education, and maybe earn an advanced degree himself. He anticipates making donations to charity, but he has made no decisions at this time. He’s excited to travel to see family, and is thinking about buying a new car and a home. For now, he plans to stay in Indiana.”