EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — The West Side Nut Club announced a winner has come forward with a winning ticket with the numbers 2-6-2-9-8-8-4. Members say they got the call last week and have since gone through the verification process.
The half pot total was over $1.2 million and the West Side Nut Club and the winner will each pocket over $600,000 after taxes.
The attorney of the winner, Keith Vonderahe, was present for the announcement, stating the winner will be staying anonymous but says they are thrilled to be the winner.
Vonderahe stated the winner was on their way to purchase a walking taco from the FOP booth, but that the booth had run out of food so they went to get in line to buy a half pot ticket instead. The attorney went on to say when the winner got in line, two women actually stepped in front of them in line, allowing the winner to end up purchasing the winning number.
The West Side Nut Club stated they will be donating their portion of the winnings to organizations around the Tri-State and they are looking into the possibility of having another half pot in the future.