January 11, 2013
Gary man hits $100,000 in East Chicago!
INDIANAPOLIS – A Lake County man is the second lucky player to claim a $100,000 top-prize on the new Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off Winning in Spades.
Richard Abram of Gary made the trip to Indianapolis immediately after purchasing his winning ticket in East Chicago Wednesday. He purchased his ticket at Broadway Food Shop at 1605 Broadway in East Chicago, scratched it off, grabbed his wife and headed to Indianapolis to get his check.
“Thing is, people don’t think these types of big tickets are in this area,” said Abram. “My thing is, I won $1,000 here – twice – already!”
Abram said he plans to basically give his winnings to his wife, Alicia. All he wants out of it is a car. The couple have been sharing one car for a couple years.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-264-4852 or Al Larsen at email@example.com or 317-242-8803.
Photo: Richard Abram claims his $100,000 prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters Jan. 9.