Press Release

Coteral & Hiles Family

August 25, 2007


$314 Million Powerball Winners Come Forward!

Winners hail from Dayton, Ohio area

INDIANAPOLIS -- A  Riverside, Ohio father and his two children claimed a $314.3 million Powerball jackpot prize this afternoon at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis.  David W. Coterel, 65, a GM retiree from Riverside, Ohio, his children, David W. Coterel Jr., 42, of Dayton, Ohio, an employee at Delphi Corporation in Dayton, Ohio and Lynn Hiles, 46, a third-shift postal worker of 17 years, also of Dayton, Ohio elected to take the cash option and will split $145,985,099.64 before taxes.

David W. Coterel purchased the lucky ticket at Speedway at 4382 National Road East in Richmond, Indiana .  The elder Coterel, who drove to Richmond specifically to buy a Powerball ticket, says he made a split-second decision to turn into the Speedway gas station and get his ticket there.

"At the last second I turned in there. I wasn't even in the turn lane when the light changed," said Coterel.

He ended up buying $10 worth of Powerball tickets at that Speedway and $10 more down the road.  The store will earn a $100,000 bonus for selling the jackpot-winning ticket. 

Coterel Jr. and Hiles quit their jobs after discovering their good fortune.  Hiles said she will purchase a new car while her brother says he plans to purchase both a new car and a truck. As for the elder Coterel, he plans to enjoy watching his children live out their dreams.

"It can happen to anybody.  If I can win, anybody can win," said Coterel Jr.

The $314.3 million Powerball jackpot is the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot and the eighth largest in the world. It is also the largest jackpot ever won in the state of Indiana. 


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