Man gets 2 million reasons to smile


Nineveh resident Michael Sheets won $2 million on a Powerball ticket for the April 23 drawing. Sheets accepted his winnings from the Hoosier Lottery with his fiancee Tammy Tex.

The mystery millionaire of Nineveh is now known after a week of residents double-checking their lottery tickets and wondering who won the

$2 million prize.

The lucky winner: Auto mechanic Michael Sheets won $2 million after purchasing a Powerball ticket from the Nineveh Mini Mart. Sheets picked every number correct for the April 23 drawing except the Powerball; otherwise he would have won $148 million. State and federal taxes amount to about 29 percent of those winnings being withheld, Hoosier Lottery spokeswoman Betsy Gutierrez said.


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