winner stories

Sherry Evans

Game Name: LOADED $500

Purchased City: Evansville

Date Won: 11/28/2016

Amount Won: $75,000

Evansville native wins a top prize!

Sherry Evans says she gets excited if she wins $30. So, imagine her excitement when she scratched a $5 Loaded $500 ticket to reveal a top prize of $75,000.

“I was shaking like a leaf on a tree,” Sherry said while claiming her prize at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis. Her husband, Jim, came along with her.

The Evansville couple only plays Hoosier Lottery games “once in a blue moon,” they said. Jim bought Sherry a couple Scratch-offs recently, and she won her money back. She used the money she won to buy more tickets. That’s when she hit the winner.

Initially, Sherry thought she won $7,500. Jim helped her see it was actually $75,000. Sherry scratched the winner Friday and had to wait until Monday to drive to Indianapolis to claim the prize.

“I signed it and stuck it in the sock drawer,” she said, laughing.

The couple enjoys spending time with their four — soon to be five — grandchildren. Sherry and Jim plan to use the winnings to pay off their cars and “live more comfortably.”

Sherry bought the winning ticket at Circle K, 1148 Washington Ave. in Evansville.

As of Nov. 28, two top prizes remained on the $5 Loaded $500 ticket. Estimated Overall Odds for $5 Loaded $500 are 1 in 3.92.

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