Tim and Pam Rivers
March 15, 2004
INDIANAPOLIS – Tim and Pam Rivers won the $89
million Powerball jackpot. Rivers claimed his prize Monday afternoon at the
Hoosier Lottery headquarters.
Winning could not have come at a better time for the Rivers. Tim was laid
off from his job last week. Rivers has been playing the lottery for a couple
of years but only when the jackpot is high.
The Rivers plan to first to buy a new house in the Salem area.
“We live in a mobile home now,” Pam Rivers said. “We’re
going to buy a house.”
The couple has two children, a 6-months-old son and 4-year-old daughter.
Pam Rivers works at a local daycare. She plans to go back to school to become
a nurse. Her husband also plans to go back to school. He plans to open his
“Winning that much money terrified me,” Tim Rivers said. That’s
why he called an attorney right away to help with financial planning. Charles
Guilfoyle already has talked with the couple about how they will spend their
The couple also plans to buy a Ford Explorer and a Jeep Cherokee.
The winning numbers were 11, 44, 45, 48 and 50. The Powerball was 2.
Indiana also sold a $100,000 ticket in Lawrenceburg.
This is the fourth time in the last five months that someone from Indiana
has won the Powerball jackpot.
The winning ticket was purchased at Cowboys Food Stores in Salem.