A ticket worth $19 million in Saturday’s Hoosier Lotto drawing was bought at Belmont Beverage at 1103 West State Blvd., in Fort Wayne.
The Hoosier Lottery said the winning ticket matches all six numbers 4-33-34-35-36-48. The Lottery said the ticket holder should sign the back immediately and call the Hoosier Lottery customer service at 1-800-955-6886 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or email email@example.com.
No player nationwide matched all six numbers in last night’s Powerball drawing, pushing the jackpot to $245 million for Wednesday, the Lottery said. The Hoosier Lotto jackpot Wednesday is $1 million.
Gary explores hotel demolition
A 12-story hotel that once was a symbol of a Gary’s hopes for turnaround but turned into a constant reminder of the northwest Indiana city’s troubles could be coming down later this year.
The Post-Tribune of Merrillville reports that Gary’s Redevelopment Commission has voted to advertise for companies to demolish the former Sheraton Hotel near City Hall. The building, with its missing window panes and rusted ledges, has been an eyesore for years.
The building opened as a Holiday Inn in 1971 and closed after four years, but was reopened in 1979 as a Sheraton Hotel. The Sheraton closed in 1985. The city plans to build a park at the site.
Truck driver killed in Toll Road wreck
State police say a truck driver was killed when the semi he was driving west on the Indiana Toll Road veered off the road and struck a concrete bridge deck.
The victim has been identified as 48-year-old Michael Hall of Covington, Ga., about 35 miles east of Atlanta. State police say the accident happened about 9:35 a.m. Sunday in Porter County, about 5 miles west of Ind. 49. Police say they don’t know what caused Hall to veer off the highway.
The semi was loaded with frozen dinners that were strewn across the median and road.
Indianapolis man, 88, found dead
Indianapolis homicide detectives are investigating the death of an 88-year-old man found dead in his home with a visible head wound.
The Indianapolis Star reports the man was found dead on the city’s southside about 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
Police said the man was found facedown on the stairs inside the house.
Detectives confiscated a revolver and six bullets found inside the house.
Indiana State U. to drill for oil
Indiana State University is hoping to join in on the oil boom taking place in Vigo County on the western side of the state.
The Tribune-Star reports the university has given permission for Pioneer Oil of Lawrenceville, Ill., to drill on university-owned land. Indiana State President Dan Bradley, a former professor of petroleum engineering, said Pioneer believes there is significant potential for oil production under the campus in Terre Haute.
The drilling won’t cost university anything, but it would receive royalties if oil is found.
Infant’s death under investigation
State police are investigating the death of an 8-month-old boy in southeastern Indiana after a preliminary autopsy indicated he died from blunt-force trauma to the head.
Police say Leelan Crain of Salem, about 40 miles northwest of Louisville, Ky., was brought to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Salem about 7 p.m. Saturday. He was flown to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville and was pronounced dead about 1:41 a.m. Sunday.
State police say it may take up to six weeks for final autopsy results are available.