Indianapolis man buys Hoosier Lottery scratch-off during lunch break, wins $1 million

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 5, 2015) – An Indianapolis man was on his lunch break when his life changed forever. Jay Stevens purchased a soda and a Hoosier Lottery 20 Years of Cash! Scratch-off from the Silver Express less than a mile from his manufacturing job in the 8300 block of W 10th Street.

His $5 ticket was worth nearly $1 million!

“I play occasionally for fun, but I never expected to win. It’s unbelievable,” Stevens said when he claimed the prize.

Stevens chose the cash option with a payout of $975,428, but the ticket also offers payment as an annuity worth $5,000 a month for the next 20 years.

Stevens is the father of two and said when he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with family. Other than paying bills, the Marion County resident has no specific plans for his windfall.