April 10, 2013


Indy man plans to take full advantage of
extra $1,000 a week for life

ManningINDIANAPOLIS – An Indianapolis man plans to go to Graceland, spoil his wife and help his church after winning $1,000 a week for life on the new Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off, Cash For Life.

Carl Manning Sr. turned $2 into $1,000 a week for life after purchasing a winning ticket at Nelson’s Marathon at 1638 Shelby Street. After  scratching the ticket on his walk home, Manning got to do something most people dream about.

“I walked in the house and said, ‘We’re  rich!” said Manning.

Hoosier Lottery officials introduced Manning at a ceremony at Nelson’s Marathon today.  Manning has worked at Aircom Manufacturing for the past 25 years.  He plans to keep
working and is looking forward to the peace of mind that the extra income will bring.

“I’m not worried anymore,” said Manning. “I love my wife and I know she’s taken care of for the rest of her life.”

With an extra $1,000 a week for life he’ll have plenty to share, save and spend  - and he plans to do exactly that. Manning plans to share some with his church,  start saving for a renovation of his 1896 home, and splurge a little on a trip – the trip - every big Elvis fan dreams of.   

“We’re going to Graceland!” said Manning.

The Cash For Life family of games went on sale statewide Thursday.  The four-game
set, which gives players the choice between tickets that cost $1, $2, $5 or $10, offers a chance to win top prizes that range from $500 a week for life to $5,000 a week for life. The Cash For Life games will always feature available top prizes.

  • For $1, players can take a shot at top prizes of $500 a week for life.  (Estimated overall odds:  1:4.90) 
  • For $2, players can aim for top prizes of $1,000 a week for life.  (Estimated overall
    odds:  1:4.74)
  • For $5, players can shoot for top prizes of $2,500 a week for life.  (Estimated overall odds:  1:4.13)
  • For $10, players can try their luck at top prizes of $5,000 a week for life.  (Estimated overall odds:  1:3.56)

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 bgutierrez@hoosierlottery.com or 317-264-4852; or Al Larsen at alarsen@hoosierlottery.com or 317-242-8803.


Upper photo:  (L - R) Connie Laverty O'Connor of the Hoosier Lottery; Carl Manning Sr.; his wife Julie Manning; and Nelson Gum, owner of Nelson's Marathon.  

Lower photo: Carl Manning Sr. and his wife Julie.

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