Indiana Lottery winner comes forwardTuesday February 23rd 2010
Earlier this month we gave you the news of a deadline claim error being made by the Indiana Lottery. This new date meant that the elusive winner had until 22nd February to claim the $2.5 million prize, rather than the original date given of 12th February. This news sent lottery players in to a ticket hunt frenzy to see if they were sitting on the winning ticket. The news today that the Indiana Lottery winner comes forward to claim the prize will now enable those frantically searching for tickets to relax.
Eric White only realised that he had the winning Hoosier Lottery ticket sitting on his office desk on Thursday, two days after his wife had contacted him to say there had been a fresh appeal after the Indiana Lottery had recalculated the claim deadline.
Eric and his wife Lori, then proceeded to make the claim for the lottery win on Friday and have received a check for their lottery win for the sum of £697,000 after federal taxes have been deducted.
The couple have made few plans regarding this lottery win, but have confirmed that their priority will be to pay for their two children to go to college and a donation to their church. Any other plans beyond this have not yet been made.
The Indiana Lottery has confirmed that a winner has never left it so late to claim a major prize in the history of the lottery. Again we would advise people who buy lottery tickets, to keep them safe and check them regularly. This lottery prize could quite easily have missed the deadline and was only claimed in the nick of time.