FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2010
Win Means New House for Greentown Mother
INDIANAPOLIS – Nicole Read of Greentown is a single mother with two jobs. She just won $150,000 from the Hoosier Lottery.
Read's ship came in when she stopped at Applewood Marathon at 5828 Scatterfield Rd. in Anderson to pick up a snack on her way to one of her two jobs as an end-of-life care provider. While in the store, she picked up a 20X the Money scratch-off ticket.
Read scratched the ticket in the parking lot and could not believe her luck. She went back into the store, clutching the ticket tightly to her chest, where she got cheers and hugs and was advised to sign the back of her ticket and take it to Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis to redeem.
Read said that she had been working with a realtor to find a home she could afford and called the realtor on the way to claim her prize to advise her that her situation has changed.
The Howard County woman bought her winning ticket with $20 she had won on the same game a couple weeks ago.
"I just felt like this would be a good ticket”.
Her instincts were right on! In addition to a new home, Read said she also plans to purchase a newer car.
Since 1989, Hoosier Lottery players have won more than $7.6 billion in prizes. The Hoosier Lottery has transferred $3.7 billion to the state for the benefit of the citizens of Indiana.
The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to please play responsibly.
Photo: Nicole Read claims her winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.