March 21, 2013
Milk to moola: Franklin man wins $150,000 at Kroger
INDIANAPOLIS – A Johnson County man recently stopped at Kroger at 1700 Northwood Plaza in Franklin for chocolate milk and walked out with a whole lot of moola thanks to the Hoosier Lottery. In addition to the milk, Phillip Littrell purchased a Winner Take All Scratch-off worth $150,000.
“I couldn’t believe it,” said the Franklin man. “My luck’s not like that. This is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing.”
Littrell, who works for KYB Manufacturing in Franklin, said he plans to pay off some bills and make a very special purchase: a wheelchair-accessible van for his wife.
“It’s changing my life. I can’t pay my house off, but I’ll be able to pay everything else off, and I’ll be able to take her places now,” said Littrell. “I’ve already called the dealership about it.”
Littrell is the first lucky winner to claim a top prize on the new Winner Take All Scratch-off. He claimed his prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters today.
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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Photo: Phillip Littrell claims his winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis March 21.