June 11, 2013
Kokomo GM employee wins $50,000 on
Hoosier Lottery scratch-off ticket
INDIANAPOLIS - At one time or another, almost everybody has dreamed about winning big money in the Lottery. Almost everybody who wins big money in the Lottery is shocked when it happens. When Kenneth Scott of Kokomo scratched off a $50,000 top prize on a Hoosier Lottery Wild Cherry Crossword Tripler game, he was no exception.
"Wow. I was like 'wow,'" said Scott. "I couldn't believe it. I had to check the ticket about 10 times. Wow."
Scott purchased his lucky winning ticket at Super Test at 3605 S. Lafountain Street in Kokomo.
Scott lives in Kokomo and works for GM. He transferred to Kokomo seven years ago when the GM plant in his hometown of Milwaukee closed. The father of three and soon-to-be grandfather of one plans to use his winnings to take care of his family.
"I'm going to give my mother some money and help my kids," said Scott. "It's a blessing, that's what it is."
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 Betsy Gutierrez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-264-4852 or Al Larsen at email@example.com or 317-242-8803.
Photo: Kenneth Scott claims his winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis June 10.