winner stories

Betty and Jack Banta

Purchased City: Cambridge City
Date Won: 7/18/2012
Amount Won: $125,000
Cambridge City couple win $125,000 Hoosier Lottery prize

A Cambridge City couple was surprised to scratch off a $125,000 top prize on the Hoosier Lottery’s Fat Wallet scratch-off game recently.  “I almost fainted,” said Betty Banta. “He bought the ticket and I scratched it. We were both really surprised.”  Both Jack and Betty Banta are retired from Richmond State Hospital.  They’ve been married for 33 years. Even before their big win, the two were enthusiastic fans of the Lottery, particularly
scratch-off tickets. “We’re retired.  We worked hard for what we’ve got,” said Jack Banta. “We love to play.” Read more of Betty and Jack's story here.


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