April 26, 2011

$100,000 win gives Valpo woman options

Carol Bukur - $100,000INDIANAPOLIS – Carol Bukur of Valparaiso says the best thing about winning money is not spending it, but deciding how to spend it.  Bukur just won a $100,000 scratch-off prize from the Hoosier Lottery and summed up the best thing about winning in one word: options.

“This gives me options,” said Bukur.  “It’s fun thinking about what I could do.  I could buy a Jacuzzi or take a trip to Europe or whatever I decide. The nice part is having the options.”

Bukur says the only thing she plans to do with her winnings right away is buy a smart phone.  She is going to let the rest play out and just have fun deciding what to do with her newly-won cash.

“I’m going to keep the good feeling for a while,” said Bukur.

The Porter County resident purchased her top-prize winning Double Platinum Payout Scratch-off last Thursday at J-Mart BP Amoco at 2913 South U.S. Hwy 421 in Westville while visiting her brother in the hospital.  She claimed her prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis Monday afternoon.

The Hoosier Lottery reminds players to always play responsibly, and to always sign the back of their tickets.

As with all Hoosier Lottery games, the net income generated from sale of scratch-offs in Indiana is turned over to the state. Last year, the Hoosier Lottery transferred $190 million to the state where it was allocated to teachers, police and firefighters retirement funds as well as the Build Indiana Fund which ultimately reduces Hoosiers’ license plate costs.



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Photo:  Carol Bukur shows off her winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.

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