Hoosier Lottery officials say a Region man has defied amazing odds. Chris Ziegler of Valparaiso, a US Marine and wartime veteran who served in the Gulf War, is one of five finalists in an upcoming Hoosier Lottery Lucky Millionaire drawing in which one of the five will walk away with a million dollar prize – and this isn't his first shot at the Lucky Millionaire prize. Ziegler, who currently works as an EMT, was also a finalist in the previous Lucky Millionaire drawing last September. He didn't walk away with the million dollars that time --the prize went to Greg Langel of South Bend, so he kept entering his non-winning tickets into the mylottery second-chance drawing. One of his entries was drawn in the Jan. 30 drawing, earning him $500 and a second shot at the $1 million. The drawing is Friday at the Indianapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival.
The four other finalists are Shane Dorsett of Bedford, Michael Richardson of Warsaw, Lorrie Warner of Warsaw and Bonita Henson-Turner of Crete, Ill.