May 30, 2013
Another Lake County winner snags $1 million Scratch-off win
INDIANAPOLIS - Terry Jackson of Gary is the latest lucky Hoosier to claim a $1 million prize from the Hoosier Lottery and is the second player from Lake County to claim a $1 million prize on the scratch-off game, Hoosier Lottery Black.
The game's first $1 million winners, Edie and Neil Mink of Shelby, planned to take an Alaskan cruise after claiming the game's first top prize in October 2012.
As Jackson claimed his winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters May 28, he had a far more subdued approach than the Minks had in October. Jackson said he was primarily "excited" and "grateful" for the opportunity to pad his nest egg with the unexpected windfall.
"This prepares me for retirement," said Jackson. "It sets the pace for retirement."
Jackson purchased his winning ticket at Citgo at 6150 West Ridge Road in Gary.
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.
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Photo: Terry Jackson of Gary claims his $1 million prize on the Hoosier Lottery Black Scratch-off May 28, 2013.
Photo: Neil and Edie Mink of Shelby claim their $1 million prize on the Hoosier Lottery Black Scratch-off in October 2012.