FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2010

Terre Haute main claims $50,000 scratch-off prize

Kemp 283x212INDIANAPOLIS – Craig Kemp was just hoping and praying for a few hundred bucks to pay for a new clothes dryer for his wife.

Belching fumes into the Terre Haute home of Kemp and his wife, Diana, the appliance was becoming a safety issue. Kemp said when he realized where the smell was coming from, he appealed to a higher power for just enough cash to get it repaired.

When he scratched off his $50,000 Crossword ticket, however, “God decided to up the ante on me,” he said.

The ticket, purchased at the IGA at 1140 Locust Street in Terre Haute, revealed Kemp had won the game’s top prize of $50,000.

“It was just heaven-sent, a true blessing,” said the Indiana State University grounds supervisor.

Kemp said he does his research before picking which tickets he decides to play.

“I go online [to] and look at the number of winners left, and I check the odds,” he said.

Kemp said most of his winnings will go into savings.

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