Victor of $435M Powerball jackpot has come forward

Olive Rios
March 14, 2017

Hoosier Lottery officials told News 18 Friday the victor of the multimillion-dollar jackpot has come forward to the company, but information pertaining to the victor was being withheld until Monday. He says lottery officials can't say until then whether the person who purchased the winning ticket for the February 22 drawing or a representative will speak at the news conference. One ticket matched all five numbers plus the Powerball number in the February 22, 2017, drawing.

Dzwonar said, "Spurred by the excitement of a large Powerball jackpot, the victor bought his ticket on the day of the drawing" - five picks, $2 each, for a total of $10 worth of quick picks. The Powerball number is 2.

The jackpot victor has made a decision to take the lump sum payment and will receive $189.1 million after state and federal taxes.

The $435.3 million Powerball jackpot is the seventh-largest in the history of the game. The victor is a man and an alumnus of Purdue University and works at a manufacturing plant in Lafayette. IN has had 39 Powerball winners since the game debuted in 1992.

The victor chose to remain anonymous but sent a representative from Bohemian Financial LLC to collect his prize.

"Once he saw the numbers matched, he couldn't sleep", said a representative of the LLC the victor set up.

Lottery spokesman Dennis Rosebrough declined to say whether victor or a representative will speak.

The victor plans to use it for his family's education, to further his own education and more.

"The victor is very family oriented and close to his siblings and parents", said the representative. He anticipates making donations to charity, but he has made no decisions at this time. He plans to use the funds to help his siblings and parents, buy a new auto and to travel and visit family.

At this point, he also said he plans to stay in Indiana.

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