Today is April Fool's Day, but this is no joke: one of eight $100,000 winning Powerball tickets were sold in Brazil at the Speedway station on West National Ave. The winning purchaser won't be known until he or she claims the prize.
The other seven tickets were sold in Angola, Jeffersonville, three in Indianapolis, Evansville and Merrillville.
Hoosier Lottery officials are calling Wednesday's drawing "unprecedented" because in addition to the eight $100,000 tickets, two $500,000 tickets were also sold in the state. Those were sold in Franklin and in Crawfordsville.
The 10 big winners in Indiana fall just one shy of the state Powerball record set on July 29, 1998. However, the tickets' combined Powerball winnings of $1.8 million did lead to a record payout for non-jackpot winners in Indiana, according to a Hoosier Lottery press release.
The only jackpot winning ticket was sold in Tennessee. It is worth $25.5 million.
Players in all participating Powerball states purchased more than $12.3 million in tickets from Sunday to Wednesday night. Powerball is now played in 27 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Indiana has sold 33 Powerball jackpot-winning tickets, the most of any participating state, according to officials.
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