winner stories

Carmen Whitham

Purchased City: Mitchell
Date Won: 5/3/2011
Amount Won: $125,000
Mitchell woman takes top prize in Cash Explosion scratch-off

The shock of winning was written all over Carmen Whitham’s face as she entered Hoosier Lottery headquarters Tuesday afternoon. Witham claimed the top prize of $125,000 on a scratch-off ticket she purchased the prior evening and was still coming to terms with her win. “I slept with the ticket in my wallet and my wallet in my hands all night!” explained Whitham. Whitham selected her $5 Cash Explosion Scratch-off ticket while purchasing gas and other items from the local Marathon station, known as Gasoline Alley to those in the area, located at 3966 SR 37 in Mitchell, Ind. on Monday night.  She scratched the ticket while still at the gas station and was stunned at the amount she was seeing on the ticket. “I couldn’t believe it was real,” said Whitham.  “My friend thought I’d won $125 and told him it was a bit more than that!” Read more of Carmen's story here.


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