March 8, 2011

Retirement comes early for Indy couple after $1 million win

MayINDIANAPOLIS – Retirement came early for a south side Indianapolis couple this week when they walked away with a $1 million prize from Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.  Paul and Geraldine May scratched their way to a win on the $100 Million Dollar Cash Extravaganza Scratch-off ticket.

Paul May purchased the ticket from his local Marathon station located at 3802 Madison Avenue in Indianapolis. He purchased one ticket that was a non-winner and returned to purchase another. It was his second ticket that proved to be the big winner.

“I asked the clerk behind the counter if I could borrow a pen,” said Paul May. “When he asked me why I told him I needed to sign the back of this ticket because I knew it was a winner.”

An employee of Rolls-Royce for the past 31 years and Chrysler for 14 prior to that, Paul May says it’s time to hang it up.  Geraldine May couldn’t agree more.  The assistant in a local doctor’s office plans to clock out for the last time in the near future as well.

“We are going to spend a lot more time together,” said Geraldine May. “We purchased a home last year on Raccoon Lake and I think we’ll be spending a lot of time there on the pontoon boat!”

The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to sign the back of their tickets and to please play responsibly

As with all Hoosier Lottery games, the net income generated from the 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.


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