February 13, 2013
Tell City woman wins $77,777 Hoosier Lottery prize at Georgetown retailer
INDIANAPOLIS – Joann Schroeder doesn’t really know why she bought a $5 7s Series Hoosier Lottery scratch-off ticket Sunday morning, but she’s very happy she did.
On the ticket Schroeder bought was a $77,777 top prize, which she claimed today at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis.
“It just caught my eye. Usually I don’t buy $5 tickets, but for whatever reason, I bought this one,” said Schroeder, who purchased her lucky ticket at Gas & Stuff at 1046 North Luther Road in Georgetown.
“My husband and I stopped at the gas station, bought some tickets, but didn’t scratch them off until we got home,” said Schroeder. “Once I scratched it, I looked down at it and was very, very excited when I saw the numbers match. I said, ‘Could it really be this easy?’ I guess it can be.”
Schroeder, a lifelong Tell City resident, said she and her husband, Bill, plan to pay off a few bills and then plan to share their good fortune with their four children and 10 grandchildren.
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.
For more information, please contact Al Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-242-8803.
Photo: Joann Schroeder claims her winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters Feb. 13.