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VALPARAISO — The winning ticket for Saturday's *$25.5 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot was sold here. 

That precious ticket purchased at the BP gas station at 1501 N. Calumet Ave. matched all six numbers for Oct. 14 — 8-9-16-20-26-30. The odds of doing so are 1 in 9,366,819.

The winner has not yet come forward, Hoosier Lottery spokesman Dennis Rosebrough said Monday afternoon.

Rosebrough suggested the ticket holder first put the ticket in a secure place, then consider meeting with a financial adviser before contacting the Hoosier Lottery to make arrangements to claim the prize.

With an appointment in place, Rosebrough said, the money could be available within 24 hours via electronic transfer into a brokerage or bank account of the winner's choice.

The Hoosier Lotto jackpot was the highest since June 19, 2015, when a ticket worth $18.7 million was sold at the Red Carpet Smoke Shop in Chesterton.

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Porter/LaPorte Editor Doug Ross, an award-winning writer, has been covering Northwest Indiana for more than 35 years, including more than a quarter of a century at The Times.