Couple defies 5.1 million-to-1 odds to claim lottery prize

Couple plans trip to Hawaii

COLUMBUS, Ind. - A couple claimed their $1 million Powerball prize at a ceremony in Columbus Tuesday morning.

Larry and Mary Baldwin, of Columbus, celebrated where they purchased the winning ticket, at a Circle K store.

Larry Baldwin said he checked his ticket and discovered he was a winner while he was at work Thursday.

He then called his wife to tell her they had won.

The couple matched all the numbers except the Powerball in the Sept. 11 drawing. The ticket would have been worth $245 million if they had gotten all the numbers.

The Baldwins retired from Cummins in Delphi, but they still work as full-time contractors for the company, lottery officials said.

Neither plans to quit working, but they are planning a trip to Hawaii. They also plan to keep buying tickets at the Circle K, where they stop frequently to buy Polar Pops.

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing is $400 million.
 

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