January 18, 2011

UPS driver wins big at Lebanon truck stop

BiggsINDIANAPOLIS – Last Friday started out like any other work day for UPS driver Rex Biggs.  The Midlothian, Illinois man was going about his business, waiting to switch loads with another UPS driver at McClure Fuel Stop at 530 Friend Way in Lebanon, Ind. (just off I-65 at S.R. 32), when he bought a Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off ticket worth $150,000.

As Biggs claimed his prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters Tuesday morning he talked about how he almost didn’t buy the ticket that turned out to be the winner.  Immediately before buying his winning Cash Multiplier X10 ticket, Biggs had purchased a couple of non-winning tickets.

“The clerk and I were joking around about the next one probably being the winner,” said Biggs.

It turned out that the next ticket really was a winner.  It was one of six top prize-winning tickets in the Cash Multiplier 10X Scratch-off game.

“I thought somebody was pulling a joke on me,” said Biggs. “I was in a daze!”

Biggs said he hasn’t decided exactly what he will do with his winnings. He hopes to make some home improvements and maybe buy a new automobile with his winnings.

“It’s so exciting! The best part so far is getting to tell my friends and family,” said Biggs.  “My phone hasn’t stopped ringing.”

The Hoosier Lottery reminds players to always play responsibly, and to always sign the back of their tickets.

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

Photo:  Rex Biggs shows off his Scratch-off winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.


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