Iraq War Veteran, Father of Two Wins $150,000

RichardINDIANAPOLIS – An Iraq War veteran and his wife have won $150,000 from the Hoosier Lottery.  Jeremy Richard of Plainfield won on the 20X the Money scratch-off game.  He claimed his prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters Monday with his wife Gwenn.
"I never dreamed of winning like this!" said Richard.
"I'd have been excited by $5,000!" added Gwenn Richard.  "Winning anything is fun!  This is amazing!"
Richard is a Marine and a veteran of two tours in Iraq where he served as a machine gunner.  He is now employed by Allison Transmission in Indianapolis.  The couple have two children, a four year-old boy and a two year-old girl.  As young parents, the Richards say they are most excited about the peace of mind a significant savings offers.
"I'm so glad we won this now and not five years ago before we had kids," said Jeremy Richard with a laugh. 
"This is a college education or a wedding," added Gwenn Richard.
While the Richards plan to save their money for their childrens' future, they admit they will make one purchase for themselves.
"This is about stability, being debt-free - and Colts seasons tickets," said Jeremy Richard with a smile. "It's not everything in the world, but it sure does work,"
Jeremy Richard purchased his winning ticket at Travel Centers of America Truck Plaza at 10346 South State Road 39 in Clayton.   
Since 1989, Hoosier Lottery players have won more than $7.6 billion in prizes. The Hoosier Lottery has transferred $3.7 billion to the state for the benefit of the citizens of Indiana.
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Photo: Jeremy and Gwenn Richard at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.
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