HUNTERTOWN, Ind. (21Alive) -- Linda Spindler and Ken Townsley, of Huntertown, claimed a $19 million Hoosier Lotto prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis Monday. The lucky co-workers matched six of six numbers in the Saturday, September 7 Hoosier Lotto drawing.
The winners were accompanied by their spouses, Dave Spindler and Pam Townsley.
The co-workers defied odds of 1 in more than 12 million (1:12,271,512) to win the jackpot - and they did it on a FREE ticket!
The two co-workers have played Hoosier Lotto together regularly for about eight years. They usually play $20 worth of tickets containing numbers of their own choosing and use their weekly winnings to buy a few additional quick picks. One of their tickets in Wednesday's drawing matched two of the six numbers, which carries a prize of a free ticket. It was that free quick pick that matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing and turned out to be worth $19 million.
The pair's lucky winning numbers were: 4-33-34-35-36-48.
Townsley and Spindler are co-workers at CMA Supply Company in Fort Wayne, where Linda is the office manager and Ken is the operations manager.
The $19 million ticket was purchased at Belmont Beverage at 1103 West State Blvd. in Fort Wayne. The store will get a $100,000 bonus (one percent capped at $100,000).
The lucky co-workers could have taken $19 million as an annuity paid over 30 years, but opted to take the cash option and will split a $7.1 million lump sum payout (before taxes).
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