winner comes forward
I hope this doesnt
change my life, Paul Bloemker of Moores Hill, said after
claiming his lump sum payment of $1,162,127 from a lottery ticket
he purchased recently at the Indian Trail BP in Milan.
The announcement that someone had won $3 million was made last
week and on Friday the mystery was solved when Bloemker was officially
announced the winner by Hoosier Lottery officials. Its
another Milan Miracle, Hoosier Lottery Executive Director
Kathryn A. Densborn announced at a press conference held outside
the lottery headquarters on Friday, June 5.
Densborn was referring to the miracle of the 1954 Milan High School
Basketball Championship victory when Bobby Plump made the famous
long shot to seal the game and bring the championship title home.
Bloemker beat the odds of one in more than 12 million to win the
$3 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot. He matched all six numbers 5-12-17-21-23-34
in the Saturday, May 30 drawing.
He opted to take his payment as a lump sum and received $1,162,127
before taxes. The Dearborn County resident said he hoped winning
the money wouldnt change his life. Im pretty
satisfied with my life right now.
Bloemker does have plans to pay off his house, buy a new truck
and pursue additional training and licensing as a financial advisor
and securities broker, something hes always wanted to do.
After appearing at the lottery headquarters he said his immediate
plans were to go home and mow grass. I want to keep busy,
he noted. He said he enjoys mowing his 17 acres and doesnt
have plans to hire someone else to do it. He says he might splurge
on a bigger tractor though. At a minimal he will at least get
a bigger cooler for his tractor!
Bloemker plays the Hoosier Lotto and Powerball every week and
plans to keep spending his usual $10. If you dont
buy a ticket, you cant win!" Bloemker advised.
Roxanna Collins, co-owner of Indian Trail BP got her wish that
someone local would win the big money. The Milan BP will receive
a $30,000 bonus. Collins says the employees will get a bonus from
Paul Bloemker of Moores Hill, poses with
his big check after winning $3M from the Hoosier Lotto jackpot.
He purchased his winning ticket at Indian Trail BP in Milan.