Hoosier Lottery issued the following news release today:
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 4, 2017) - A beloved pet prompted the purchase of a Scratch-off ticket that was a $90,000 winner for a Kendallville man.
Michael Young bought a $5 Ruby Mine 9X Scratch-off because his dog's name was Ruby. The 14-year-old Labrador retriever recently died.
Michael scratched the ticket before arriving home, revealing a $90,000 top prize winner.
"I just couldn't believe it," he said. "I definitely looked at it more than once."
Michael waited until his wife arrived home to tell anyone. When she saw him, she thought something was wrong based on how he was acting. She was happily surprised with the good news.
The couple plans to pay off their home mortgage and use the rest of their prize money on retirement.
As of Oct. 2, three top prizes of $90,000 remain for $5 Ruby Mine 9X.
$5 Ruby Mine 9X Estimated Overall Odds are 1 in 3.85.