Loyal Scratch-off player tries $10 ticket and wins the top prize
Kathy Wilson of Butler, Ind., loves playing Hoosier Lottery Scratch-offs, and now she is a $250,000 top prize winner of the Platinum Payout game.
“$250,000!—my husband isn’t going to believe this!” That’s what Kathy remembers saying after purchasing a $10 Platinum Payout Scratch-off ticket from her favorite retailer, Butler One Stop, on Main Street in Butler.
“I usually only play $2, $3, and $5 Scratch-offs, and I actually picked the $10 game without even knowing,” recalled Kathy. After she purchased the ticket, Kathy walked over to the counter and scratched off the ticket right there. “I thought I misread the ticket,” Kathy said, “I scanned the ticket by the register and the screen read ‘See Hoosier Lottery Office.’” Kathy raced over to the clerk, her heart racing, and asked, “Where’s the nearest Hoosier Lottery office?”
She couldn’t wait to tell her husband. When she told him the good news, he didn’t know what to think. “It wasn’t until the phone call I made to confirm the prize that he could even comprehend something like this,” Kathy said. When asked about her plans with the prize money, Kathy said she and her husband are excited to travel out West and share some of the winnings with their children.
$10 Platinum Payout Estimated Overall Odds: 1 in 3.76
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