February 15, 2013

Noblesville couple celebrates Valentine’s Day
with $100,000 Hoosier Lottery prize

AdamsINDIANAPOLIS – Jennifer and Danny Adams of Noblesville have been married for 33 years, but their most-recent Valentine’s Day together will always stand out as an extra-special day.

The couple spent a small part of their day yesterday at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis claiming the $100,000 prize they won on a Winning In Spades scratch-off ticket.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Jennifer. “It’s quite a thing to get to do on Valentine’s Day.”

Jennifer and Danny bought their winning ticket last Saturday at CJ’s Stop-N-Go at 5855 East 211th Street in Noblesville.

“I can’t tell you how many times we both read this ticket,” said Jennifer. “We kept asking, ‘Is this too good to be true?’”

The couple, which has three grown children and four grandchildren, has no plans for their money, other than to save it.

“After putting three kids through college, we’ve been on such a ‘savings plan’ for so many years,” said Danny, “it will be hard to spend it.”

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.

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For more information, please contact Al Larsen at alarsen@hoosierlottery.com or 317-242-8803.

Photo: Jennifer and Danny Adams claim her winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters Feb. 14.

 

 

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