As a truck driver, Andrew Partin frequently travels from his home state of Ohio to Indiana. One day when Andrew was on his way back home, he stopped at a Speedway in Indianapolis to get gas and some cash from the store’s ATM. While in the store, Andrew noticed the Hoosier Lottery machine and decided to buy a $30 Mega Money Scratch-off.
When Andrew got back to his truck, he scratched the ticket and was excited to see a symbol indicating he won five times the amount of the prize and figured he won $500. However, as he kept scratching, he realized he actually won $20,000. “I couldn’t believe it,” said Andrew.
Elated, Andrew immediately called his wife, and she was thrilled to hear about his win. So was the man at the gas pump next to Andrew—having overheard Andrew’s phone call to his wife, the man leaned out his window and yelled “Congrats!” to Andrew as he pulled out of the gas station.
Andrew and his wife are in the process of moving, and he will put some of his winnings toward their moving expenses.
$30 Mega Money Estimated Overall Odds 1 in 3.35