winner stories

Larry Reed


Purchased City: Shelbyville

Date Won: 2/10/2011

Amount Won: $40,000

Shelbyville man wins $40,000 with Mega Millions

Larry Reed of Shelbyville is a man of routine.  Each week, he stops at the same gas station, Murphy USA located at 2501 Progress Way, to fill up his tank and purchase his favorite Hoosier Lottery draw game tickets before heading into work as a laborer at Honda Manufacturing.  One weekend in January, however, his routine was altered at bit after scanning what would turn out to be a winning Mega Millions® with Megaplier® ticket at the self-checker. Reed matched the first four of five balls and the Megaball® which would have scored him a $10,000 prize; but with the purchase of Megaplier® for an extra dollar, Reed was able to multiply his winnings four times resulting in a $40,000 win. Reed says he plans to continue working and will put some of the money towards a down payment on a new home.  He also plans to help out his fifteen-year-old daughter, his mother and his step-father who he says have always supported him. “I’m just happy to be able to do something nice for them.”  To read more about Larry's story click here.

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