FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2010

 

Indy Grandma Makes Impulse Buy Worth $100,000!

MynattINDIANAPOLIS – "Thank you Hoosier Lottery!" was Indianapolis woman, Sharon Mynatt's comment as she claimed a $100,000 prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters today.  The Marion County resident won a top prize on a Hoosier Lottery scratch-off thanks to an out-of-the blue ticket purchase she made at Village Pantry at 2030 W. Washington Street in Indianapolis.  

Mynatt, who admittedly only plays the Lottery "every once in a while" says she bought her lucky ticket on a lark yesterday while checking out at the convenience store. 

"I just thought, 'I'm gonna get a Lottery ticket,' so I did," said Mynatt.  "I can sure use it!"

The lifelong Hoosier and grandmother of four is glad she made the impulse purchase.  She plans to put some of her prize money in the bank, use some for home improvement and spoil her grandchildren with the rest.

"The best thing is that I can get whatever I want for my granddaughters," said Mynatt.

Mynatt won on the $100 Grand Double Play scratch-off game.  She is the third lucky winner to claim a $100,000 top prize since the game went on sale May 20, 2010.  Two $100,000 prizes remain unclaimed at this time.

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

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