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Emma Barnett

Purchased City: Fort Wayne
Date Won: 11/29/2010
Amount Won: $125,000
Fort Wayne Woman Wins $125,000 Holiday Winnings

Emma Barnett of Fort Wayne kicked-off her holiday season – and jump-started her retirement planning  - when she won $125,000 on a Hoosier Lottery Holiday Winnings Scratch-off over the long holiday weekend.The lifelong Fort Wayne resident had just finished buying groceries for her Thanksgiving dinner when she grabbed a couple Lottery tickets on her way out the door at Meijer at 6309 Lima Road in Fort Wayne November 24. As she scratched away the silver coating, she was stunned to discover she was looking at a ticket worth $125,000.  “I just hollered.  I just had a fit,” Barnett said with a laugh as she recalled the moment she realized she had won.  “It took me a while to calm down.  I couldn’t speak.”To read more about Emma's story, click here.


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