FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2011

Peru woman scores $100,000

Morton2INDIANAPOLIS – Idajane  Morton of Peru said she was “shaking like a leaf” when she scratched off a $100,000 prize on a Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off game earlier this week.   Morton presented her winning ticket and claimed her prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis today.

The Miami County woman won on the Colts $100,000 Touchdown game.

“It feels wonderful!” said Morton as she claimed her winnings.

Morton, who is originally from Maine, said the money couldn’t come at a better time.  She plans to use her winnings to visit family in Maine, including her daughter who is about to give birth to Morton’s first grandchild.

Morton is the fourth lucky player to win a $100,000 top prize on the Colts $100,000 Touchdown Scratch-off.  Three top prizes remain unclaimed at this time.  Nine pairs of Colts season tickets remain unclaimed at this time as well.

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

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

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Idajane Morton poses with her winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.

 

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