winner stories

Lena Eaton

Purchased City: Indianapolis
Date Won: 11/1/2012
Amount Won: $99,999
Indianapolis woman wins major money – twice!

After years of playing the Lottery regularly, the 91- year-old’s ship finally came in – twice!  Eaton won two major Hoosier Lottery prizes in less than three months!  In August the great-grandmother won $300,000 in the Hoosier Lottery Quick Draw game.  Yesterday, Lena walked into Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis and presented Lottery officials with a $99,999 winning Scorchin' Hot 9s Scratch-off. Lena celebrated her 91st birthday last week.  She said since her August win, she’s been able to start some home improvements such as new windows and a new bathroom. With her most recent windfall she plans to indulge and do a little travelling.  “I’ve never been anywhere,” said Lena. “I’ve always enjoyed being close to my family.” Lena has six surviving children, 16 grandchildren and more than 20 great-grandchildren. She said the highlight of winning is being able to help her family. She said she enjoys the peace of mind that comes from knowing that she’s got savings available to help her family if they need it. “It’s a pleasure being able to help them,” said Lena. “I’ve got good kids.”  Find out where Lena purchased her lucky tickets and read more about her story here.


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