Two winners split Hoosier Lottery jackpot
(August 18, 2015) – Two tickets matched all five numbers in Hoosier Lottery’s August 5 Cash 5 drawing. Winners in Marion and Indianapolis split the $179,677 jackpot.
Benton Haganman of Indianapolis and Barry Garner of Marion each received $89,838.50 before taxes. Both men claimed their winnings August 6 at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis.
Haganman purchased his winning ticket at Speedway, 5945 E. Stop 11 Rd. in Indianapolis. He played numbers based on the birthdays of his four children. He plans to use his winnings to pay off his vehicle, do some home repairs and pad his retirement.
“It’s a good feeling,” said Haganman. “This will help me save toward retirement and be more comfortable when the time comes.”
Garner purchased his winning ticket at McClure Oil, 815 N. Baldwin Ave. in Marion. The lucky winner plans to eventually treat himself to a 65-inch television and put some in the bank, but not until he has set up college funds for his two grandchildren. “I don’t want to say I’m going to spoil them, but I’ll treat my grandkids,” said Garner. “I’m blessed.”