March 5, 2013

Hoosier Lottery win brings Mishawaka winners one step closer to dream vacation

JacobsINDIANAPOLIS – A Mishawaka man and his wife had always planned to go to Hawaii for their 25th wedding anniversary.  Life had other plans and the pair were unable to make the trip when their silver anniversary came around.

Now, as they approach 30 years of marriage, they are hoping a $77,777 Hoosier Lottery win will help.

After more than 30 years working in RV factories in the Elkhart area, Mark and Cheryl Jacobs of Mishawaka are both retired due to disability, having nearly lost their lives in a car accident several years ago. If their financial situation allows, the couple hopes to use their winnings to make their Hawaii dream a reality.

“We’re going to pay bills,” said Mark Jacobs. “If we can, we might go to Hawaii.”

Jacobs won a top prize on a Super 7s Scratch-off he purchased at One Stop at 1831 East Day Road in Mishawaka.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet.  I’ve heard people say it takes a while to sink in when they’ve won,” said Jacobs.  “Now I know what they mean.”

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.

The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly. Must be 18 or older to play.  Gambling Addiction Referral Line: 800-994-8448.


For more information, please contact Betsy Gutierrez at or 317-264-4852 or Al Larsen at or 317-242-8803.

Photo: Mark and Cheryl Jacobs claim their winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters march 4.

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