Mini Mart proves lucky for Terre Haute $40,000 Mega Millions winner
A Terre Haute man’s preference for shopping local independent stores paid off for him this week when a Mega Millions® with Megaplier® ticket he purchased at Fort Harrison Mart at 1301 W. Fort Harrison in Terre Haute won him $40,000 in Tuesday’s big Mega Millions drawing. Steve Shaw’s ticket matched four of the first five numbers and the Megaball® in Tuesday’s $380 million drawing. As Shaw claimed his prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters today he explained that he plans to move pretty slowly and “Try to hang on to some” of his winnings. Shaw said that he checked his ticket at www.hoosierlotttery.com when he heard on the news that somebody at the Mini-Mart near his house had purchased a ticket worth $40,000. “It’s pretty cool,” said Shaw. “I had a good feeling about it when I heard a reporter say somebody at the Mini-Mart won. I thought ‘that could be me!’” To read more about Steve's story, click here.