May 24, 2012

$5 million prize still unclaimed on Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off

INDIANAPOLIS – Serious money is up for grabs on a groundbreaking Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off. A $5 million prize remains unclaimed on the Hoosier Lottery’s $100 Million Cash Extravaganza Scratch-off game.  Two of the game’s three $5 million prizes have been claimed, but one remains at large.

It’s been more than a year since Tony Augustyniak of Hoagland, Ind. made Hoosier Lottery history as the first person ever to win$5 millionon a Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off.  The retired truck driver struck gold on the$100 Million Cash ExtravaganzaScratch-off in October 2010.  In February of this year, Ricky Wilbur of Muncie snatched up the second of the game’s three $5 million prizes

In addition to the final $5 million prize, the game also boasts three unclaimed prizes of $1 million at this time as well.   In total, more than $45 million in instant prizes are still unclaimed on the Hoosier Lottery’s biggest Scratch-off ever.

In addition to Augustyniak and Wilbur’s $5 million wins, players in Sharpsville, Indianapolis and Ogden, Ill. have claimed $1 million prizes on the $100 Million Cash ExtravaganzaScratch-off.  A list of winners and a list of unclaimed prizes on the $100 Million Cash Extravaganzaare available at www.hoosierlottery.com.

When it launched in March 2010, the$100 Million Cash ExtravaganzaScratch-off was the first Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off to offer a $5 million prize.  It is now one of two Hoosier Lottery Scratch-offs offering $5 million prizes and one of five Hoosier Lottery Scratch-offs offering instant prizes of at least $1 million.  Instant prizes of $1 million or more are available on$80 Million Cash Spectacular,$100 Million Cash Extravaganza,$2,000,000 MONOPOLY™,Indiana’s $5 Million ClubandLucky Millionaire.

The mission of the Hoosier Lottery is to return the maximum net income to the state in a socially-responsible manner.  In fiscal year 2011, the Hoosier Lottery generated $188 million in net income 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 $495 million and $56 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 billion in net income for the citizens of Indiana, nearly $1 billion in commissions and bonuses for participating Indiana retailers, and has paid out more than $8.5 billion in player prizes.

The Hoosier Lottery reminds players to always play responsibly.

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