March 16, 2013
Indy retailer sells Mega Millions
ticket worth $250,000
INDIANAPOLIS - Friday night's Mega Millions® drawing produced six tickets nationwide that came within the Megaball® number of winning the $12 million jackpot and one of those was sold by a retailer in Indianapolis.
A lucky player purchased the ticket at King Petroleum at 2910 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street in Indianapolis. The ticket matched the first five numbers, but not the Megaball number, and is worth $250,000 as a result.
The owner of the ticket will have their first opportunity to claim the prize Monday morning when Hoosier Lottery Headquarters opens for the week at 8:30 a.m.
Friday night's winning Mega Millions numbers were: 4-8-17-22-32 MB 8.
No one nationwide matched all six numbers in the drawing, lifting Tuesday's jackpot to an estimated $13 million.
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.
For more information, please contact Al Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-242-8803.