Crown Point man wins $1M from Hoosier Lottery - KMSP-TV

Crown Point man wins $1M from Hoosier Lottery

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CROWN POINT, Ind. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

An Indiana man is planning a vacation and a new home after he won $1 million from a lottery scratch-off ticket, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

Rene Mendoza collected the winnings Tuesday from the Hoosier Lottery. The money came from a $10 ticket he bought at the BP gas station at 5601 U.S. 30 in Schererville.

"I immediately thought of my family," Mendoza said in a release. "I can do a lot of things."

That includes buying a house for his children, ages 8 and 4, and taking them to Walt Disney World.

He could not be reached for comment Friday.

Indiana counties receive a portion of the profits from Hoosier Lottery games. Lake County received $19 million in 2011 for pension funds and for roads, which offset the county's motor vehicle excise tax.

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