EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The West Side Nut Club revealed the winning ticket number for the 2020 Half Pot on Saturday evening.
The winning ticket number is 1706883.
The final total for this year’s West Side Nut Club Half Pot was just shy of $1.4 million.
West Side Nut Club officials say they hit the $1.3 million mark Saturday morning, passing last year’s total of $1,228,285.
This means the person who purchased the lucky ticket number is going to take home $695,687 before taxes.
On Friday evening, the total reached $1,076,615.
The West Side Nut Club provided a recap while announcing the winner on their Facebook page on Saturday night.
“This is certainly life-changing money now," Jordan Raben, publicity chairman for the West Side Nut Club said. "Assuming we get to $1.4 million, that means someone is going home with $700,000. We’ve gotten a lot of support from the community, obviously that’s how we got to $1.4 million, so we think a lot of people are on board with the Nut Club and our mission to support the community.”
“It’s just too much money to ignore," Half Pot participant Greg Hansen said. "Not that much of a chance of winning, but a little chance is enough.”
You can watch the full announcement in the video below:
Similar to last year, the other half of the money will go to benefit several non-profit organizations around Evansville.
Several “booths” are still selling their Fall Festival goods, even though there isn’t a festival.