February 20, 2013

Mother-daughter teamwork pays off
in fun and $50,000 for Seymour pair

Wehmiller and HoweINDIANAPOLIS – A Seymour mother and daughter were all smiles Tuesday – and likely still are today – after claiming a $50,000 prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis.

Martha Wehmiller and her daughter, Lucinda Howe, teamed up to win the prize on a $3 Money Ball Bingo ticket, which they purchased last Friday at Circle K at 612 East Oak Street in Seymour.

“I bought it for her,” said Howe, “because she likes them. She really likes those bingo games.”

Wehmiller’s affection for bingo-themed scratch-offs only grew larger after scratching off the ticket at home.

“We couldn’t believe it,” said Wehmiller, speaking of the moment she discovered they had won. “We were so excited, but we just couldn’t believe what we saw.”

While the biggest payoff for Wehmiller and Howe appears to be the fun they’ve had in the past few days, they do plan to make a few small purchases for themselves and their family.

The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly.

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.

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

Photo: Lucinda Howe (left) and Marta Wehmiller (right) pose with their winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis Feb. 19.

 

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