EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — The lucky winner of the first ever West Side Nut Club Fall Festival Half Pot has been announced. The winning number was 2-6-2-9-8-8-4. The pot containing all of the numbers weighed over 1,800 pounds.
The lucky winner will split the total $1,228,285 earnings with the West Side Nut Club, walking away with a cool $614,142.50 in winnings, before taxes. According to the West Side Nut Club, the winner has thirty days to come forward.
Tickets for the Half Pot went on sale on Monday, with thousands of people lining up to try their luck until sales stopped at 2 p.m. Saturday. Bidders could buy one ticket for $5, three for $10, twenty tickets for $20 dollars or fifty tickets for $40.