FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 23, 2011

Kosciusko County grandmother turns $5 into $130,000

RichardsonINDIANAPOLIS – A Kosciusko County woman did more than triple her money when she won $130,000 on a $5 Triple the Money Scratch-off from the Hoosier Lottery this week. After winning $10 on a Triple the Money ticket, Sharon Richardson decided to buy two more Triple the Money tickets, one of which ended up being a top prize winner.   She purchased her lucky ticket at Wilby’s Gas & Goodies at 206 S. Huntington Street in Syracuse.

“It’s really exciting!” said Richardson.

Richardson is a lifelong resident of Syracuse.  She is a mother of three grown children and grandmother of eleven. She has worked for Nautica sewing boat interiors for 26 years.  As for her winnings, the soft-spoken woman’s plans are equally modest.  She plans to put new siding on her house, install a new furnace and maybe buy a Jeep Cherokee.

As with all Hoosier Lottery games, the net income generated from sale of Hoosier Lottery Scratch-offs is turned over to the state. Last year, the Hoosier Lottery transferred $190 million to the state where it was allocated to teachers, police and firefighters retirement funds as well as the Build Indiana Fund which ultimately reduces Hoosiers’ license plate costs.

Players have 180 days to claim prizes on Hoosier Lottery draw games. The Hoosier Lottery reminds players to always play responsibly.

For more information, please contact Megan Wright at mwright@hoosierlottery.com or 317-264-4805.

 

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