FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2011

 Gary woman wins $125,000 Taxes Paid

AlfordINDIANAPOLIS – A lifelong Gary resident is looking forward to buying  a new truck and giving her savings account a boost after claiming a $125,000 scratch-off prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis today.

Cathryn Alford, a mother of four grown children, grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of one, says she can’t wait to buy a brand new 2011 Ford truck with her winnings.

Alford walked away with enough for a new truck - and more.  Because she won on the $125,000 Taxes Paid Scratch-off she actually received a check for $125,000 with no taxes withheld from her winnings.  The Hoosier Lottery pays standard federal and state withholding on the $125,000 prize.

“It’s great!” said Alford.  “It’s great!  Just great!”

Alford purchased her lucky ticket at Petro America (known as Go-Lo to regular customers) at 2900 Burr Street in Gary.  She bought her ticket Thursday, January 6, the day the game went on sale, and is the first lucky player to claim a top prize on the $125,000 Taxes Paid Scratch-off game.  Four top prizes remain unclaimed at this time. 

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

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

Photo:  Catheryn Alford shows off her winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.

 

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