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West Lafayette man wins $1 million on last 'Hoosier Millionaire'

Jan 2, 2006, 8:42 am

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A West Lafayette, Indiana, man won $1,022,000 on the final "Hoosier Millionaire" television show, which ended its 16-year run Saturday night with a special broadcast.

Clarence Moore's winnings on the "Grand Finale" show boosted his total prize money, including winnings from preliminary rounds, to $1,044,000. He became the show's 191st and last millionaire.

After drawing from 36,000 entries, 12 semifinalists were selected to compete in two preliminary rounds, where the top six players competed in the Grand Finale game for a guaranteed $1 million in a one-on-one basketball-themed game.

The other contestants and their winnings were: Earlita Webster, Indianapolis, $64,000; Jamie Swisher, Plainfield, $24,000; Carroll Clark, South Bend, $35,000; William Farno, New Castle, $12,000; and Charles Baker, Williamsport, $26,000.

The show's last regular episode aired Nov. 19. Lottery officials canceled the show due to declining viewership and sluggish scratch-off ticket sales. The show first aired in October 1989.

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