Hoosier Could Become POWERBALL First Millionaire of the Year®
- Hoosier Lottery player Heather Petty from Alexandria was selected as a finalist for the “POWERBALL First Millionaire of the Year®” promotion
- Winnings include an all-inclusive 4-day, 3-night trip to New York, a New Year’s Eve Party Pack, $1,000 cash prize and a chance to win $1 million
INDIANAPOLIS (December 22, 2022) – For the fourth consecutive year, POWERBALL® and dick clark productions are teaming up with participating lotteries across the U.S. to give players a chance to become the “POWERBALL First Millionaire of the Year.” Indiana residents have a contender to cheer for, as Hoosier Lottery player Heather Petty, 37, from Alexandria is one of 29 finalists advancing to the next round.
“I had gotten a phone call that went to voicemail, so I checked my voicemail and it said I was a finalist,” said Petty. “I thought, ‘Did I hear that right?’ Then I got an email saying I was a finalist, and I realized, ‘Oh my gosh, this is really happening.'”
As the Indiana finalist drawn from almost 120,000 entries, Petty receives an all-inclusive four-day, three-night trip to New York, tickets to an exclusive New Year’s Eve gala in Times Square, two gift bags with a retail value of $350 each, $1,000 in spending money and the chance to win $1 million. Her husband will be accompanying her on her trip.
Hoosiers will be able to watch Petty, along with other finalists from participating lotteries, during ABC’s live broadcast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023.” Country artist Jessie James Decker will return as the POWERBALL co-host for her fourth year and will provide live updates throughout the evening, checking in with finalists celebrating at the POWERBALL New Year’s Eve gala, before revealing the “POWERBALL First Millionaire of the Year” alongside Ryan Seacrest just after midnight EST on Jan. 1, 2023.
Petty, a postal worker, has lived in Alexandria her whole life. While her four children and six dogs keep her busy, she likes to play Powerball in her free time because of the excitement it brings and because “there’s always something new,” she said.
Each of the 29 finalists entered a second-chance drawing or contest held by one of the 29 U.S. lotteries participating in the POWERBALL promotion.
“Having one of our fellow Hoosiers to cheer for as we ring in a new year is so thrilling,” said Sarah M. Taylor, Hoosier Lottery Executive Director. “Each year this event has provided fun and excitement to both finalists and viewers. This year’s group of finalists will certainly give people all over the country a reason to cheer, and hopefully, come midnight, we will get to celebrate a new Hoosier millionaire.”
Hoosier Lottery players John Bowers of Peru and Ryan Miles of Rushville each won an all-inclusive trip to New York as part of the myLOTTERY 2nd Chance promotion but will not be eligible for the $1 million drawing.
Odds and Details
POWERBALL® Overall Odds 1 in 25. 2nd Chance promotion odds are dependent upon the number of entries received. The odds of winning $1 million for “POWERBALL First Millionaire of the Year” finalists are 1 in 5. For complete rules and details, visit HoosierLottery.com.
ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY
For over 30 years, Hoosier Lottery distributions have benefited every county throughout Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery has contributed more than $7 billion to good causes, including $30 million to local police and firefighters’ pensions and $30 million to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund annually. The Hoosier Lottery has earned World Lottery Association Level 4 Certification through 2024 for achieving the highest level of responsible gaming.
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ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and the “Streamy Awards.” dick Clark productions owns one of the world’s most extensive and unique entertainment archive libraries with more than 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For more information, please visit www.dickclark.com.
It’s America’s Game! For the past 30 years, POWERBALL® has inspired the country with a chance to become a millionaire, while raising more than $28 billion for good causes supported by U.S. lotteries. POWERBALL set a new world record for the largest jackpot on Nov. 7, 2022, when a ticket in California won a grand prize worth $2.04 billion. POWERBALL tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. EST from the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee. POWERBALL drawings are also live-streamed on Powerball.com.
ABOUT JESSIE JAMES DECKER
Singer, songwriter, TV personality, fashion designer, beauty and lifestyle influencer/entrepreneur, and 2x New York Times best-selling author, Jessie James Decker has emerged as a multi-platform juggernaut juggling fashion brands like her personally designed Kittenish line with four retail stores and growing, along with her television hosting duties. Signed to Warner Music Nashville, Jessie’s passion for music has made the multi-talented artist one of music’s true breakout firebrands. The singer’s authentic style immediately captivated listeners everywhere on her 2009 self-titled debut. She continued to keep it real with her second studio album, 2017’s Southern Girl City Lights, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Now it’s onto a new musical chapter of growth and empowerment with The Woman I’ve Become EP. Jessie lives with her husband, retired NFL player Eric Decker, and their three children, in Nashville, Tennessee.
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