Janice Hamblin

 

 

Age: 58

 

Summary: Indiana woman who appeared in TV commercials for the American Family Publishers Sweepstakes after winning a $10-million prize while she and her husband (who was on disability) were living in a mobile on a monthly $611 Social Security check when she won the sweepstakes in 1989 beating odds of 200-million-to-1, in which the money (amounting to $200,000 a year for 30 years after taxes) paid for a new home, new vehicles, and eye surgery for the couple's daughter, but she also had to contend with strangers calling or visiting her home to ask for money.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: June 24, 1950

 

Died: December 14, 2008

 

Location: Attica, Indiana