August 30, 2011

Matching numbers add up for
lucky Logansport math teacher

ReedINDIANAPOLIS – For a seventh-grade math teacher, a day spent studying numbers is fairly routine. But, when those numbers turn out to be a match on a Hoosier Lottery Hit The Jackpot Scratch-off ticket, things get pretty exciting.

Such was the case for Logansport’s Kevin Reed this past weekend. Reed usually plays golf on Saturday mornings, but when those plans were scrapped, he decided to run over to McClure Oil at 1607 North 3rd Street in Logansport and buy a few Scratch-off tickets “just for fun.” One of those tickets turned out to be a $100,000 Hit The Jackpot winner and Reed came to Indianapolis on Monday to present his ticket.

Two $100,000 top prizes remain unclaimed at this time.

“I’ve probably looked at that ticket 20 or 30 times since I scratched it off,” said Reed, who has lived in Logansport for the past 25 years.

Reed has a few plans for his winnings, including paying off his mortgage and possibly buying a new car. Regardless what he chooses to do, Reed is pretty sure of one thing.

“I expect this will make my life a little more comfortable.”

The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly and to always sign the back of their tickets.

As with all Hoosier Lottery games, the net income generated from the sale of Scratch-off tickets in Indiana 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.

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For more information, please contact Al Larsen at alarsen@hoosierlottery.com or 317-264-4805.

Photo:  Kevin Reed claims his winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.

 

 

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