FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2011

Hamilton County construction worker wins $100,000

LockeINDIANAPOLIS – A Westfield construction worker had one heck of an afternoon Wednesday, February 17.  At approximately 3:00 the Hamilton County man scratched off a Double Platinum Payout ticket worth $100,000. By 4:00 he had cashed in the ticket and had a check in hand.

Jeremy Locke purchased his lucky $5 ticket from a Hoosier Lottery vending machine at Jessie Plaza at 2434 Keystone Avenue in Indianapolis.  He scratched the ticket in the car and immediately changed directions and headed downtown to Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.

“It feels good! It feels great!” said Locke as he nervously waited for his check.  “It hasn’t sunk in yet.  I don’t believe it yet.”

Locke said he hasn’t had time to formulate a plan for his winnings beyond putting it in the bank.

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

As with all Hoosier Lottery games, the net income generated from the sale of Scratch-offs in Indiana is turned over to the state. Last year, the Hoosier Lottery transferred $190 million to the state where it was allocated to teachers, police and firefighters retirement funds as well as the Build Indiana Fund which ultimately reduces Hoosiers’ license plate costs.

 

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Photo:  Jeremy Locke shows off his winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.

 

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