April 11, 2013
$100,000 Taxes Paid top prize won in Hammond
INDIANAPOLIS – Constance Shanklin said she doesn’t know what compelled her to buy a Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off when and where she did, but she sure is glad she did.
“I’m going to buy a car and help a few people out,” said Shanklin, who hails from Calumet City, Ill. on the Indiana Illinois border.
Shanklin purchased her lucky ticket at Strack & Van Til at 115 Sibley Street in Hammond. Because she played the $100,000 Taxes Paid game, the Hoosier Lottery paid the taxes on her win and she received a check for a full $100,000.
“I was really numb,” said Shanklin. “When I initially scratched it off I was dumbfounded. Now, it is a very good, happy feeling.”
The mission of the Hoosier Lottery is to maximize net income for the state in a socially-responsible manner. In fiscal year 2012, the Hoosier Lottery generated $211 million in surplus revenue which was used to significantly reduce the motor vehicle excise tax for all Hoosier drivers and also supported the pension funds for retired Indiana teachers, police and firefighters. Player prizes for the fiscal year totaled $533 million and $60 million was earned by Indiana retailers on the sale of Hoosier Lottery products.
Since its inception in 1989, the Hoosier Lottery has produced more than $4.2 billion for the citizens of Indiana, $1 billion in commissions and bonuses for participating Indiana retailers, and has paid out more than $8.9 billion in player prizes.
For more information, please contact Betsy Gutierrez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-264-4852 or Al Larsen at email@example.com or 317-242-8803.
Photo: Constance Shanklin claims her lucky winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.