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Princeton Woman Claims Hoosier Lottery's Lucky Millionaire Prize

Last updated on Friday, August 16, 2013

(PRINCETON) - A Princeton woman is the latest to claim the Hoosier Lottery’s Lucky Millionaire prize - her second major lottery win.

Connie Cottingham claimed her $1 million prize Aug. 9 after buying the winning scratch-off ticket at Chuckles Food Mart in Princeton. It was her second trip to Hoosier Lottery Headquarters: In 2008 she won $500,000 from a Dazzling Diamonds scratch-off she bought from Evansville Moto Mart in Evansville, Ind.

Cottingham, who works as bartender and part-time karaoke DJ, told lottery officials she bought her ticket on her way to work. Before cashing it in, though, she went in and finished her shift.

Cottingham said even after her second win she has no plans to quit working, though she does have some ideas for her winnings. She wants to help her daughter and some close family members and friends and take a trip.

Cottingham is the tenth player to win $1 million playing Lucky Millionaire. She is the eighth player to claim an instant $1 million top prize on the game.

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