March 20, 2013
Kokomo man wins top prize on $100,000 Taxes Paid
INDIANAPOLIS – A Kokomo man plans to buy a new Chevy pick-up after winning $100,000 on a Hoosier Lottery scratch-off ticket over the weekend.
William Roberson claimed his prize Monday at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters. The Howard County native purchased his winning $100,000 Taxes Paid ticket at Village Pantry at 2021 S. Goyer in Kokomo.
Roberson is the second lucky player to claim a top prize on the $100,000 Taxes Paid game. An Elkhart County man, Wayne Hochstetler of Millersburg, claimed a $100,000 prize on the game March 4. Both players walked away with the full $100,000 because the Hoosier Lottery pays the taxes on the game’s top prize.
Four top prizes remain unclaimed on the $100,000 Taxes Paid game at this time.
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.
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