June 6, 2011
Bakersville resident wins big visiting Lafayette
INDIANAPOLIS – The elation of a surprising win was hard to miss on the face of Alfonso Alvarez as he presented a winning ticket worth $130,000 to the staff at Hoosier Lottery headquarters last week. As he arrived in Indianapolis with his brother and neighbor in tow, the smile across his face was impossible to miss.
“I’m happy! I am just so very happy,” exclaimed Alvarez.
Alvarez purchased his $10 Triple the Money Scratch-off ticket from the Citgo station located at 999 South Creasy Lane in Lafayette, Ind. while visiting his brother. A mechanic from Bakersville, Alvarez was already putting plans in place to make the most of his win.
“You work every day to pay the bills and feed your family,” said Alvarez. “Something like this comes along and you can make some big changes to help your family and even have a little fun.”
Alvarez would like to use the money to purchase his own home but for now it is going into a savings account. A married father of three, he is simply thankful to have the chance to do something more for his family.
The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly and to always sign the back of their tickets.
As with all Hoosier Lottery games, the net income generated from sales of Scratch-off tickets 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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