Game Name: EXTREME CASHPurchased-city: INDIANAPOLISGame Won: 12/9/2020Amount Won: $50,000“Would you like any cash back – yes or no?” How the answer to this question created a $50,000 ripple effect
It is interesting how the answer to a single question can change your life. On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, William V. claimed a $50,000 top prize at the Hoosier Lottery Prize Payment office in Indianapolis.
While getting ready to check out at his local Kroger grocery store, William was asked a question many hear after swiping a card for payment: “Would you like any cash back—yes or no?”
William answered yes. He asked for enough money to buy a couple Extreme Cash Scratch-offs at the Hoosier Lottery vending machine before he left the store. After he bought the tickets, he walked out of Kroger with his groceries in one hand—and Scratch-offs in the other.
“After I finished scratching the tickets, I ran over to my wife and had to do a quick sanity check. Am…am I reading this right?” he asked his wife. “She responded with a few ’Oh My’s’ and was really excited!”
Currently, William is planning on using the prize money for home renovations. “I will use the money to pay for replacement windows and I am looking forward to my next project,” he said. “The next project is probably going to be getting a new garage door or leaf guards for my gutters. After I finish that, I will probably have a treat yourself day with my wife!”
William V. is a resident of Indianapolis and works as a financial counselor. William prefers playing Hoosier Lottery Scratch-offs.
Before he moved to Indianapolis, William won a Kansas Lottery Scratch-off prize that included a cash prize and two club-level season tickets and parking passes to every Kansas City Chiefs home game that season.
The Hoosier Lottery would like to congratulate William for his top prize win on the Extreme Cash Scratch-off.
$30 Extreme Cash Estimated Overall Odds: 1 in 3.37
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