Press release from Hoosier Lottery
John Billman holds his "big" check announcing
his $130,000 Hoosier Lottery prize.
(Indianapolis, Ind.) - An Osgood man turned $5 into $130,000 over the weekend when he stopped for coffee and bought a Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off worth $130,000. John Billman won a top prize on a Triple the Money Scratch-off he purchased at the Osgood Food Mart at 645 N. Buckeye Street Saturday morning.
The Ripley County man and his wife, Marsha, visited Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis Monday morning and claimed his winnings. The couple was excited about their win.
"It will help a lot," said Billman who characterized the whole winning experience as "pretty neat."
With three children in college, the couple doesn't plan to do anything frivolous with the winnings.
"Thank you," said Billman. "Thank you very much."
The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to sign the back of their tickets and to please play responsibly.
As with all Hoosier Lottery games, the net income generated from the sale of Scratch-offs in Indiana is turned over to the state. Last year, the Hoosier Lottery transferred $190 million to the state where it was allocated to teachers, police and firefighters retirement funds as well as the Build Indiana Fund which ultimately reduces Hoosiers' license plate costs.