COLUMBUS, Indiana — A retired maintenance worker from Columbus North High School has cashed in with a share of the $758.7 million Powerball drawing held Aug. 23.
Larry, 63, and his wife, Cara Garris, 50, who live near Reddington, won $200,000 on a Powerball ticket purchased at the Circle K convenience store, 3461 S. U.S. Highway 31 in Columbus, according to the Hoosier Lottery.
While Cara Garris organizes a regular workplace Powerball pool, this was only the second time her husband bought a Powerball ticket, the lottery said. Larry Garris paid $1 to add Power Play to his $2 ticket, which quadrupled the prize for matching four of the five winning Powerball numbers plus the Powerball number. Garris said he bought two Powerball tickets that day after stopping to buy gas.
Read more in Thursday’s edition of The Republic