December 8, 2012
Winning ticket sold in Muncie hauls in
Cash 5 jackpot worth $207,000
INDIANAPOLIS – A Cash 5 ticket purchased at a Muncie retailer hit the jackpot in last night’s drawing and is worth a game-record $207,000.
The ticket, which matched all five numbers, was sold by Village Pantry at 2501 South Macedonia in Muncie. The winning numbers drawn were: 13-14-20-31-39. Players should check their numbers carefully at hoosierlottery.com and sign the backs of their tickets immediately.
Friday night’s jackpot hit was the third in the short history of Cash 5, which launched Nov. 4. Edgar Relf of Merrillville laid claim to the first jackpot prize of $77,500 in the Nov. 15 drawing; Nancy Harman of Fort Wayne scored a $52,500 jackpot win two nights later. No one had matched all five numbers in a Cash 5 drawing since that night, which allowed the jackpot to swell to a record level.
At just $1 per play, Cash 5 offers the best cash odds of any Hoosier Lottery draw game. The overall odds of winning are 1 in 8.8. Cash 5 numbers are drawn every night. The jackpot starts at $50,000 and rolls, or increases, every night until it is hit. Players may purchase Cash 5 tickets anywhere Hoosier Lottery draw games are sold and may be purchased simply by asking a retail clerk for "Cash 5."
The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly.
Hoosier Lottery giving away 10,000 free Cash 5 tickets at Sunday's Colts game
The first 10,000 fans 18 or older through select gates at the Indianapolis Colts game tomorrow at Lucas Oil Stadium will receive a Hoosier Lottery voucher good for a free Cash 5 ticket.
The coupons may be redeemed at the Hoosier Lottery Fun Zone located inside Lucas Oil Stadium at gate 135. Players are also welcome to take the coupons to any Hoosier Lottery retailer through December 31, 2012.
Supplies for Sunday's giveaway are limited to one coupon per person.
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 Al Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-242-8803.