INDIANAPOLIS - Glenn Jones of Carbon won $7,000, which includes an ATA trip prize package valued at $2,000, on Saturday's "Hoosier Millionaire" show.
Jones was selected as one of six show contestants after mailing in a Hoosier Lottery scratch-off entry ticket. He competed against five other contestants for the chance to advance to the "Hoosier Millionaire" Doubler round, where contestants can win up to $1 million.
Jones said his wife already has plans for his winnings.
The five other contestants and their prize amounts were Malinda Anthony (proxy for her father Louis King), Fishers, $6,000; Vonda Cotton, Oaktown, $9,000; David Culver, Paris, Ill., $11,000; Ken Groteguth, Freelandville, $23,000; and Bobby Marden (proxy for his aunt Mary Swain), Fort Wayne, $25,000, including Lottery scratch-off tickets valued at $3,000.
The current Leader Board contestants are Arcelia Gonzales, Elkhart, $28,000 and Bobby Marden (proxy for his aunt Mary Swain), Fort Wayne, $25,000.
The "Hoosier Millionaire" show has created 184 millionaires since its inception and is one of Indiana's top-rated television programs.
Since the Hoosier Lottery was started in 1989, more than $2.4 billion have been raised for the state to help fund police, fire and teacher pensions; Build Indiana projects; education; excise tax reduction for most Hoosier car owners; and other programs the legislature designates.