April 13, 2011

Muscle Car Money revs up big prizes in the first week of sales

Greenwood and Martinsville players take top prizes

ThompsonINDIANAPOLIS – Muscle Car Money went on sale less than a week ago and already players are cashing in on some big prizes.  Muscle Car Money offers players a chance to win cash up to $75,000 or the muscle car of their choice instantly.

Harold Thompson and his son, Tad, both of Greenwood, Ind., did just that over the weekend when they scratched their way to a new car.  Tad Thompson purchased the winning ticket from Village Pantry located at 899 E. Main Street in Greenwood.

Harold Thompson, a retired hardwood floor installer for Davis Homes for over 25 years, lives with his son but decided it would be too difficult to split time in the car.  The two opted to split their winnings by accepting the cash equivalent valued at just over $53,000.

Still stunned by the win, Harold Thompson couldn’t quite decide what he wanted to do with his prize.

“I think for now I will just buy myself an ice cream cone and think it over awhile,” he said.

His son has other plans but those include his father as well.

“I’m thinking we might just leave here and head to the airport to hop a flight to Vegas,” said Tad Thompson. “We might as well have a little fun with it!”

Tina Fugate of Martinsville, Ind. experienced the same exciting rush as she claimed the top cash prize of $75,000 on Muscle Car Money Monday afternoon at Hoosier Lottery headquarters.  She purchased her ticket the previous Friday evening from the Convenient Food Mart located at 589 South Morton in Martinsville.

“It’s known that store has been a good place for winners,” said Fugate. “I had $5 left over and thought I’d go ahead and try out this new game.”

Fugate plans to use her winnings to make some upgrades in her life complete with a newer vehicle.  She also has plans to spoil her first grandchild due early this summer.

The Hoosier Lottery reminds players to always play responsibly, and to always sign the back of their tickets.  Hoosier Lottery players have 180 days to claim prizes on Hoosier Lottery draw games.

As with all Hoosier Lottery games, the net income generated from sales of Scratch-off tickets 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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