FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2010
Winning - It's a Family Affair
INDIANAPOLIS - Pamela Gaines
is the first lucky player to win big money with the Hoosier Lottery's $100 Grand Double Play
scratch-off game. The Hendricks County woman claimed her prize today at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters accompanied by her family; husband, Larry, daughter, Sonya Barnett and grandson, Denver.
"It's a blessing," said Gaines' husband Larry. "It couldn't have come at a better time." The couple plans to use their winnings to pay bills and spoil their children and grandchildren.
Gaines, a Walmart employee, purchased her lucky ticket at Circle K #157 located at 6945 Kentucky Avenue, in Camby. She said she enjoys playing the new games and that's why she chose $100 Grand Double Play.
"I go to your website and check out the tickets" Gaines explained.
For the Gaines' winning is truly a family affair. Gaines husband Larry hit it big with the Hoosier Lottery in 1991 winning $50,000.
Gaines is the first lucky player to claim a $100,000 top prize on the $100 Grand Double Play scratch-off game. Four top prizes remain unclaimed at this time.
Since 1989, Hoosier Lottery players have won more than $7.7 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.
For additional information contact Betsy Roberts @ 317-264-4852.
Photo: Pamela and Denver Gaines at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.