Powerball Winner – William Swanson IIPowerball winner William Swanson II was the lucky winner of the jackpot on 23rd April 2011. The winning numbers he matched in the Powerball results were 3-11-47-48-58 with the Powerball of 19. The Powerball jackpot stood at $74 million dollars. This is the second Powerball lotto jackpot win for Indiana in the month of April.The first one was $221.7 million and was won by two welders from Clarksville. The odds against winning this jackpot were over 197 million to 1.
EASTER IN MERRILLVILLE
William Swanson lives in Houston, Texas but visited his mother over Easter in Merrillville. He was born in Gary and then moved to Merrillville where he spent his youth. William Swanson studied geology at Indiana University and is a professional geoscientist in Houston, Texas.
Swanson and his 81 year old mother, Marilyn have a ritual where they always play Powerball when William comes to visit. They always buy from Meijer which is situated at 611 W. Lincoln Highway, Merrillville. On this visit they bought two Quick Pick tickets and William left them with his Mom when he flew back to Texas.
Marilyn couldn’t believe her eyes when she checked the tickets and found that they had the winning Powerball numbers and had won the Powerball lotto jackpot. She immediately rang her son and he booked the first flight he could from Houston back the Merrillville and arrived late that same evening.