October 23, 2012

 Fort Wayne family finds $150,000 fortune

ResendizINDIANAPOLIS – A Fort Wayne family is celebrating today after claiming a $150,000 Hoosier Lottery prize.  Petra Resendiz presented a top-prize winning $150,000 Fortune Scratch-off to Hoosier Lottery officials in Indianapolis Oct. 22.

As she waited for her check, Resendiz and her daughter, Andrea Escobedo, talked about the moment in her kitchen when Resendiz scratched the ticket and discovered her amazing fortune. 

“I thought she was going to pass out!” said Andrea Escobedo. “We were really trying not to overreact.  We were afraid she was going to have a heart attack.”

Resendiz purchased her winning ticket at Phil’s Northway Deli at 10330 Leo Road in Fort Wayne.

“I’m way too happy.  It’s indescribable,” said Resendiz.

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.

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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: Andrea Escobedo with her mother, Petra Resendiz, as Resendiz claims her winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters Oct. 22.

 

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