Indiana’s $435.3mn Powerball winner wants to keep his identity hidden

Indiana’s $435.3mn Powerball winner wants to keep his identity hidden

Indianapolis: A representative of last month’s $435.3mn Powerball winner has said that the winner does not want to disclose his identity.

The representative of the Powerball winner, Jennifer Dzwonar, has confirmed that the winner is a resident of Lafayette, Indianapolis metropolitan area, she also said that the winner wants to remain anonymous.

She said: “We can tell you that he is a Purdue grad who works at a Lafayette manufacturing plant. This is a dream come true for the winner, and he wishes to thank the Hoosier Lottery and Powerball. He is also grateful to his wonderful family and the Greater Lafayette community.”

Jackpot prize winners in Indiana can claim their prize through a legal trust or limited liability corporation so that they can remain anonymous, the winner in this case is being represented by Borshoff, an Indianapolis public relations firm.

Jennifer Dzwonar further said: “The winner is a family and is very close to his parents and siblings. He plans to give some money to family to help family members pay for their education and maybe earn an advanced degree himself. He anticipates making donations to charity, but he has made no decisions at this time.”

The winning ticket was sold at Super-Test gas station in Lafayette and the winning numbers were 10-13-28-52-61 and Powerball 2. The store will also receive a hefty payment of $100,000 for selling the winning ticket.

The winner has decided to take the lump sum of $263.5mn and  will receive $189.1mn after state and federal taxes are withheld, according to Sarah Taylor, the executive director of Hoosier Lottery.

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