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Free lottery ticket wins Indiana man $300,000

Apr 4, 2017, 7:35 pm

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indiana man could hardly believe his eyes when he saw that he won $300,000 in the state's Quick Draw game.

"I was at work, and I looked it up on my phone," Tim Ruston said. "Finally, I saw ten numbers matched. I thought, 'No way!'"

Tim matched 10 numbers on Quick Draw on Friday, March 24. He drove to Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis from his hometown of Evansville the following Monday to claim the prize.

After discovering he won, Tim immediately called his wife from work to share the good news.

Tim regularly plays his own lucky numbers on Quick Draw, but the $300,000 winner came from a free Quick Pick ticket from Circle S Mart, 11001 Highway 41 North in Evansville. He won the free ticket on a previous Quick Draw purchase.

Tim stopped by Circle S after he thought he won, and an employee told him the store sold a $300,000 winner.

"I said, 'You're kidding me! That's me!'" Tim said, adding that's when he knew for sure the win was legitimate.

Tim plans to purchase a new pickup truck to replace the one he's been driving since 2002. He also intends to save.

Indiana's Quick Draw is a twice-daily lotto game played similarly to Keno games that are offered in other states. Players choose 10 numbers from 1 to 80 and can wager from $1 to $5 per play.

Winning a free ticket requires matching none of the 20 numbers drawn.

Midday and Evening Quick Draw winning numbers, as well as all the possible prize payouts, are published at Lottery Post's Indiana Lottery Results page soon after each drawing.

The overall odds of winning a prize in Quick Draw are 1 in 9.1.

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Posted: April 4, 2017, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

It is so refreshing that Todd was able to report on the this positive, uplifting story...and on a free ticket to boot!

    Raven62's avatar - binary
    New Jersey
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    June 28, 2005
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    Posted: April 4, 2017, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

    I Agree! Free Winning Quick Pick Tickets are Good!

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      Fresno, California
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      August 2, 2014
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      Posted: April 4, 2017, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

      Congratulations to Tim Ruston!!! Patriot

       "We are all in this together!" 

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        February 4, 2013
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        Posted: April 5, 2017, 5:23 am - IP Logged



        *If you live in IL and want legal regulated online poker... Click on me
        How much money could Illinois make from regulated iGaming? Click on me

        *If you live in Michigan and want legal regulated online poker... Click on me

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          Brooklyn, NY
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          October 29, 2015
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          Posted: April 5, 2017, 9:44 am - IP Logged

          Congrats on the 300k win!

          In NY we have a keno type game called PICK 10 which is played once a day at 9 PM.

          You pick or quick-pick 10 numbers out of 80.

          Matching no numbers wins you $4, but matching all 10 of 10 wins $500,000.

          Pick 10

          1 in: 8,911,711
          1 in: 163,381
          1 in: 7,384
          1 in: 621
          1 in: 87
          1 in: 22

          We also have a game called Quick Draw which plays every 4 minutes and on that one a 10 of 10 win will get you $100,000 but for an extra $1 per game you can add a multiplier which ranges from 0 extra up to 10 times extra on your win.

          The Meatman 🥩🍗🍔🍖🍤🌭

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            White Shores- California
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            Posted: April 5, 2017, 11:13 pm - IP Logged

            Somewhere over the rainbow...

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              Posted: April 6, 2017, 10:10 am - IP Logged

              I'm shocked about this! Congratulations on him winning the prize!

              I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the PB to win the largest PB jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars! I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the largest Mega Millions jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!

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                Posted: April 6, 2017, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

                It is so refreshing that Todd was able to report on the this positive, uplifting story...and on a free ticket to boot!

                I Agree!, Bleudog101!


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                  Indianapolis, IN
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                  January 28, 2014
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                  Posted: April 6, 2017, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

                  Nice. Congrats to him, and from a free ticket none less.

                  Think amongst Chaos. Play in Order.

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                    Pittsburg, Ks
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                    January 17, 2004
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                    Posted: April 25, 2017, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

                    I have won on a free 2by2 ticket. My win wasn't $300K. It was just a little ole $100

                     God Bless America


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                      cbr$'s avatar - maren
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                      January 15, 2011
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                      Posted: April 26, 2017, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

                      Congratulation to Tim Ruston on his win , with a free ticket. That will give the     people in Evansville something to talk about for years. Nice story Todd.