Just when you think your luck is changing…
ELWOOD, Ind. (AP) – A man who won $57,000 in an Indiana lottery game taped for television died hours later when he was hit by a pickup truck. The “Hoosier Millionaire” featuring Carl D. Atwood, 73, was broadcast Saturday night after his family said they wanted the show to go on, Hoosier Lottery director Jack Ross said.
Atwood won the money Thursday during a two-hour taping in Indianapolis. “I am very thankful,” he proclaimed. “I must admit that I never expected to be leaving the show with this amount of money. Now I can purchase a very nice car.”
Hours later, Atwood was hit by a truck as he walked to the grocery store where he bought the winning ticket near his home in Elwood, about 40 miles northeast of Indianapolis. He died at a hospital.No word on whether Elecia Battle was driving the pickup.