December 5, 2012

Nineteen-year-old Muncie man wins $75,000!

WestINDIANAPOLIS – A 19-year-old Delaware County man plans to purchase a car and go to college after winning $75,000 on a Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off ticket over the weekend. Vince West of Muncie claimed his winnings, accompanied by his father, at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis Monday morning.

“This can’t be true! I didn’t believe it,” said West. “I still can’t believe it.”

The lucky young man purchased a top-prize-winning The Price Is Right® Scratch-off ticket Sunday afternoon at Village Pantry at 3301 Morrison Road in Muncie.

West is the third lucky to player to claim a top prize on the $5 Scratch-off.  Four $75,000 prizes are unclaimed at this time. One additional $75,000 prize is also available through The Price Is Right® mylottery second-chance promotion.

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 billion for the citizens of Indiana, $1 billion in commissions and bonuses for participating Indiana retailers, and has paid out more than $8.8 billion in player prizes.

The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly.

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For more information, please contact Al Larsen at alarsen@hoosierlottery.com  or 317-264-4805 or Betsy Gutierrez at bgutierrz@hoosierlottery.com or 317-264-4852.

Photo: Vince West (center) collects his winnings with his father, Vince West (left) and his father’s fiancé,  Dorothy Cain (right) at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis.

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