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Player from northeastern Indiana wins $50,000 top prize on his $3 Wild Cherry Crossword Tripler Scratch-off
One of the most memorable days for any husband and wife is the birth of their first child. For Hoosier George Cleaver, the day his first child was born will be memorable for a multitude of reasons. To help pass the time in the hospital with his wife, Cleaver decided to buy a few Scratch-offs to play while they waited. In honor of going into the hospital on the 12th of November, Cleaver chose the 12th ticket in the promotional tower at the Family Express where he bought his tickets, which happened to be the $3 Wild Cherry Crossword Tripler Scratch-off.
His wife scratched the tickets in her hospital bed and began identifying words in the crossword. As the number of words they identified increased, they soon realized they had a $50,000 top prize winning ticket. They downloaded the Hoosier Lottery app to scan the ticket and confirm what they saw. After sharing the good news about the win with their family, George’s wife soon went into delivery. George told the doctors in the delivery room, and before he knew it, the Cleavers were the talk of the hospital. Never had someone come in to have a baby and, also, happen to win the top prize on a Scratch-off ticket the same day.
With the prize money, the couple plans to buy a washer and dryer, pay off some debt, start a college fund for their son, and take a small trip together. Congratulations to George Cleaver on his top prize win on his $3 Wild Cherry Crossword Tripler Scratch-off and on the birth of his son!
$3 Wild Cherry Crossword Tripler Estimated Overall Odds: 1 in 3.88
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