Speculation Swirls Over $34.5M Lottery Winner

Shelbyville Store Buzzing With Excitement

Speculation is swirling in Shelbyville over the identity of this weekend's $34.5 million lottery winner.

The ticket was sold at the Smokers Host store at 903 S. Harrison St., matching the winning numbers of 3-7-18-19-23-25, which were drawn Saturday.

No one had come forward to claim the jackpot Monday, but that didn't stop people from guessing who it might be.

"The odds of that are completely astronomical, so I was blown away, actually," said Smokers Host employee Amber Lore. "I'm still hoping it's one of my regulars. I may not know his name, but I may know his face, (or) her or whatever."

One woman who visited the store Monday told Lore that her brother bought the winning ticket, but she didn't want to talk to RTV6.

Other customers said they wished they had been in the right spot at the right time.

"I wish it had been me, but I'm happy for whoever hit it," a customer said.

"(I would) pay all my bills, and I don't know, probably help out my family," another customer said.

The Hoosier Lotto jackpot has been growing since it was last hit for a $24 million prize in June 2011.

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