April 11, 2013
Morgan County man wins big in a tiny town
INDIANAPOLIS – With a population of 56, the tiny Indiana town of Eminence is home to a huge Hoosier Lottery winner. Clifford Gibson of Eminence won a top prize on the Hoosier Lottery’s new $1 Cash For Life game.
The Morgan County man said he plans to take a vacation to Florida after claiming his prize at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis Monday. Gibson purchased his winning ticket over the weekend in the nearby Hendricks County town of Stilesville (population 316) at Koger’s Kountry Mart at 9620 North Little Point Road.
Gibson is the first player to claim a top prize on the $1 Cash For Life game, which offers the winner an opportunity to receive $500 a week for life. He opted to take the cash option of $300,000.
The Cash For Life family of games went on sale statewide Thursday. The four-game set, which gives players the choice between tickets that cost $1, $2, $5 or $10, offers a chance to win top prizes that range from $500 a week for life to $5,000 a week for life. The Cash For Life games will always feature available top prizes.
- For $1, players can take a shot at top prizes of $500 a week for life. (Estimated overall odds: 1:4.90)
- For $2, players can aim for top prizes of $1,000 a week for life. (Estimated overall
- For $5, players can shoot for top prizes of $2,500 a week for life. (Estimated overall odds: 1:4.13)
- For $10, players can try their luck at top prizes of $5,000 a week for life. (Estimated overall odds: 1:3.56)
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: Clifford Gibson of Eminence collects his Cash For Life top prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.