$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.