February 8, 2013

 Vigo County man caught off guard by win!

LaneINDIANAPOLIS – A Vigo County man was caught off guard by his recent stroke of good luck. Mark Lane just wanted a Coke when he stopped at JK Petroleum at 15 East National Road in West Terre Haute last week.  What he got changed his life.

In addition to a soda, Lane bought a Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off, a Scorchin’ Hot 9s ticket, worth $99,999.

“My stomach went through my throat and my brains were scrambled,” said Lane, as he struggled to grasp the gravity of his good fortune.

Lane paints grain bins for a living. He travels for work and had just gotten back into town a week before his unexpected turn of events.

“It’s not every day you do this,” said Lane. “It’s life changing.”

The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly.

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.


For more information, please contact Betsy Gutierrez at bgutierrez@hoosierlottery.com or 317-264-4852 or Al Larsen at alarsen@hoosierlottery.com or 317-242-8803.

Photo: Mark Lane claims his winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.



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