February 12, 2013

 Clark County man wins $50,000 in Hoosier Lottery

GibsonINDIANAPOLIS – A Southern Indiana man plans to buy “a better car” after winning $50,000 on a $3 Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off over the weekend. Virgil Gibson, an 83- year-old Clark County retiree, presented a winning ticket to Hoosier Lottery officials in Indianapolis this morning.

Gibson is a former Assistant Superintendent of the Clark County Highway Department.  He lives in the tiny town of Otisco and purchased his lucky ticket at Jay C Plus at 9501 State Road 403 in nearby Charlestown.  It was a Wild Cherry Crossword Tripler ticket that paid off for the great-grandfather.

Gibson is a 60-year resident of Southern Indiana. He is also a self-professed fan of the Hoosier Lottery who says it “feels good” to win. 

The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly.

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.


For more information, please contact Betsy Gutierrez at bgutierrez@hoosierlottery.com or 317-264-4852 or Al Larsen at alarsen@hoosierlottery.com or 317-242-8803.

Photo: Virgil Gibson of Otisco claims his $50,000 prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters Feb. 11.


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