October 25, 2012
$50,000 win means the world to Warrick County waitress
INDIANAPOLIS – A waitress and mother of four in Chandler, Ind., has big plans after winning $50,000 on a Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off.
Amy Bartley bought a $3 Wild Cherry Crossword Tripler Scratch-off on her way to work this week – and it made all the difference in the world for the mother of four.
“I can sure use it!” said Bartley. “I’m going to buy a car, pay off my daughter’s braces and put a down payment on a house!”
Bartley has four children ranging in age from 10 years old to 17 years old, so she has no shortage of ways to use her winnings. She said she is most excited to get another car.
“I bought a car a few months ago and I let a friend borrow it and she wrecked it and I haven’t been able to drive it since,” said Bartley.
Bartley purchased her lucky ticket at The Pantry at 611 E. State Road 62 in Boonville.
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 billion for the citizens of Indiana, $1 billion in commissions and bonuses for participating Indiana retailers, and has paid out more than $8.8 billion in player prizes.
The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly.
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: Amy Bartley claims her winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters Oct. 24.