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Indiana math teacher wins $100,000 from free lottery ticket

May 31, 2013, 2:36 pm

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Indiana LotteryIndiana Lottery: Indiana math teacher wins $100,000 from free lottery ticketRating:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A Fort Wayne, Indiana, high school math teacher won $100,000 on a free Hoosier Lottery scratch-off ticket that she received at a Mad Ants game.

Holly Vogel, who has season tickets to the Mad Ants games, was in the Hoosier Lottery Lucky Section during a game back in March. She, along with around 100 other fans, received a Hoosier Lottery prize pack with free scratch-offs.

The Mad Ants are an NBA Development League team based in Fort Wayne.

Vogel's prize pack contained a $100,000 taxes paid ticket. She was one of six winners.

She claimed her prize Tuesday after she found the prize pack while cleaning out her car over the holiday weekend. Vogel said she scratched the ticket and was shocked to see the $100,000 prize appear.

Vogel said she has never purchased a lottery ticket before.

"It will help pay for my wedding in February and make a good down payment on a house," Vogel said.

The odds of winning one of the game's six $100,000 prizes are 1 in 530,766.67.

The Hoosier Lottery says Vogel actually walked away with a full $100,000 because the lottery pays for the taxes on the game's top prizes.

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100K Cheers

"You have to be in it to win it!"

    Erzulieredeyes's avatar - spider miss.png
    Painesville, Ohio
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    Some people have all the luck.

    I bet she can calculate how fast it will be spent.

    Hope she spends wisely and have a little fun too, congrats!

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      Keokuk,Iowa
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      Now that's what I call beginners luck!!

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        .....never purchased a lottery ticket before"

        I have to wonder if she will now ?

         

        cause, ya know, she is a math teacher.

        Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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          She will use the $100k on school supplies.

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            u$a
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            unbelievable

             

            Congrats to the Winner Partyspend wisely


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              100K Cheers

                            Cheers

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                Congratulations to the well deserved lottery winner Party

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                  Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler
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                  Pizza Party fer the whole dadgum school!

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                    Pizza Party fer the whole dadgum school!

                    Cheers sounds like a bright idea

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                      "The Hoosier Lottery says Vogel actually walked away with a full $100,000 because the lottery pays for the taxes on the game's top prizes."

                      wow - now THAT is a lottery win!  very nice!

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                        It could happen to you !

                        Back Home Again

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                          "The Hoosier Lottery says Vogel actually walked away with a full $100,000 because the lottery pays for the taxes on the game's top prizes."

                          wow - now THAT is a lottery win!  very nice!

                          I Agree!

                            dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
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                            Congratulation Ms. Vogel Thumbs Up

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