FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 21, 2010

Dubois and Morgan County players take top prizes on Holiday Winnings

EllisCraneINDIANAPOLIS – Just in time for the holidays, Joe Ellis of Huntingburg and Marta Crane of Mooresville each claimed $125,000 top prizes on the same Hoosier Lottery holiday-themed scratch-off game December 20.  Both players won on the Holiday Winnings Scratch-off.

Ellis purchased his lucky ticket at Circle S Food Mart at 301 South Main Street in Huntingburg a couple weeks ago, but was waiting for the weather, and county roads, to clear before travelling to Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis to claim his prize.  Ellis was accompanied by his wife Barbara who excitedly explained their plans for the winnings.

“I’d like to remodel the kitchen! I want a country kitchen,” said Barbara Ellis who laughed as she added, “I’ve been nagging him about it for a while now!”

Stay-at-home mom Marta Crane was returning home from a stressful time at the mall with her two toddlers last Saturday when she decided to stop at Neathery’s Amoco at 9610 State Road 144 in Martinsville to collect the $25 she had recently won on the same game.  She bought another ticket with her winnings and won $125,000.

“I couldn’t think straight,” said Crane.  “There were a lot of emotions.  This is such a big relief.”

Ellis and Crane are the fourth and fifth players to claim top prizes on the Holiday Winnings Scratch-off.  Three top prizes remain unclaimed on the Scratch-off at this time.

The Hoosier Lottery reminds players to always play responsibly, and to always sign the back of their tickets.

 

For more information, please contact Megan Wright at mwright@hoosierlottery.com or 317-264-4805.

 

 

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