FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 12, 2011

Muncie waitress hits the jackpot

WittINDIANAPOLIS – Carol Witt of Muncie compares winning the Lottery to hitting a hole-in-one in golf.  She should know.  She’s now done both.  Wednesday, Witt became the second Hoosier Lottery player to claim a $100,000 prize on the Hoosier Lottery’s new Hit the Jackpot Scratch-off.

“It’s that moment when everything just lines up,” said Witt about her win. “Something made me get that game, that ticket, at that time, and that place.”

For Witt, “that place” was GasAmerica at 4324 S. Madison Street in Muncie.  The Delaware County woman scratched her ticket in her car while on a break from work.  After revealing a $100,000 prize she said she had a difficult time concentrating on her work and maintaining a poker face the rest of the afternoon.

“My step was a little higher!” said Witt.

As for her winnings, Witt has a philosophical approach.

“I’m going to breathe,” said Witt.  “I’m going to take a deep breath and feel a little freedom.”

As with all Hoosier Lottery games, the net income generated from the sale of Hoosier Lottery Scratch-offs 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.

The Hoosier Lottery reminds players to always play responsibly.

For more information, please contact Megan Wright at mwright@hoosierlottery.com or 317-264-4805.

 

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Photo:  Carol Witt shows off her winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis May 11.

 

 

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