April 20, 2013

Knox man one of four Hoosier Lottery winners
treated to Las Vegas trip

colgroveINDIANAPOLIS – Cord Colgrove of Knox recently cashed in a unique Hoosier Lottery prize:  a trip to Las Vegas and a chance to win $1 million in the process.

Colgrove and his guest, Augusta Hadden, traveled to Las Vegas April 18 with accommodations at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. Colgrove was one of four Hoosier Lottery winners to make the trip to Las Vegas to participate in the $1 Million Las Vegas Game Show Experience.

The Experience consisted of playing live versions of each of six iconic TV game shows:  Match Game, Card Sharks, Family Feud, Press Your Luck, Let’s Make a Deal and The Price Is Right. Players were awarded prize money based on their performance in each game, and each had a shot at a bonus prize of $1 million.

“It was a good time,” said Colgrove. “I didn’t think I’d get nervous when it came to the Experience, but once I got on stage, it was a whole different deal.”

In addition to the experience of just making the trip to Las Vegas, Colgrove won $1,550 in prize money as part of the $1 Million Live Game Show Experience.

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.

Photos: Cord Colgrove takes his turn at Card Sharks in the $1 Million Live Game Show Experience in Las Vegas.


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