June 5, 2013

Milan woman finds financial security & a new kitchen after
$100,000 win in Dillsboro

HussungINDIANAPOLIS - Mary Hussung of Milan plans to remodel the kitchen and pay off the mortgage in the house she owns with her parents after winning $100,000 on a Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off this week.

"Everybody is saying how glad they are for me," said Hussung. "I'm glad because this will take a burden off my mom and dad."

Hussung purchased her lucky Winning in Spades Scratch-off at J & J Liquors at 13195 Bank Street in Dillsboro.  She was overwhelmed as she claimed her prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis Monday. 

Hussung has three children, two of whom are in college. She lives in Milan and has worked for the last 10 years at Fields IGA in Dillsboro.

"I live in a small town and I work in a small town so everybody knows me. People keep telling me how happy they are for me and that I deserve it," said Hussung. "I don't know if I deserve it, but I sure do need it."

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 bgutierrez@hoosierlottery.com or 317-264-4852 or Al Larsen at alarsen@hoosierlottery.com or 317-242-8803.

Photo:  Mary Hussung claims her winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis June 3.

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