Cledus Potts claims Hoosier Lotto jackpot, receives $3.3 million lump sum, before taxes

Man plans to remodel home, buy wife ring

INDIANAPOLIS - A man from western Indiana claimed a $10 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot Monday, choosing the cash option worth $3.3 million before taxes.

Cledus Potts, a retired mechanic from Newport, matched all six numbers in the April 27 drawing.

Potts said his wife discovered the win and immediately had a request.

"She was checking the numbers on the computer Sunday morning. She woke me up asking if she could buy a new ring she'd been asking for forever," Potts said, according to a release from the Hoosier Lottery. "Of course, I told her 'no.' Then she said. 'What if I told you we just hit the lottery?' I said, 'I reckon.'"

In addition to replacing a wedding ring, the couple plans to remodel their home, but that's about it.

"There's nothing I need or want," Potts said. "I've got a healthy family."

The Falcon Mart in Cayuga will get a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Print this article Back to Top