March 4, 2011
Mooresville man wins $130,000 with unexpected purchase
INDIANAPOLIS – When Ian Street went into his local Mooresville convenience store, he made a purchase that he normally would not. While paying for his items he noticed the “new” sign above a Scratch-off ticket in the Hoosier Lottery dispenser. He liked the look of the ticket and decided to give it a try. That $5 ticket, Triple the Money, was a winner and made Street $130,000 wealthier on a random Friday afternoon in March.
Street purchased his ticket at the Brooklyn Dairyland located at 8074 N Old State Road 67 in Mooresville. He arrived at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis to claim his winnings Friday afternoon.
“It took about twenty minutes for the initial shock to wear off,” said Street. “I was really having some chest pains!”
Street plans to purchase the home he currently rents by using some of his winnings as a healthy down payment. He also plans to purchase a new van for his family.
“This changes everything,” noted Street. “It means I can go to bed with a little less worry because of the extra savings this provides for my family and that feels great!”
The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to sign the back of their tickets and to please play responsibly.
As with all Hoosier Lottery games, the net income generated from the sale of Scratch-offs 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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