Fort Wayne woman wins lotto

Robin Holley accepts her prize from the Hoosier Lottery.
Robin Holley accepts her prize from the Hoosier Lottery.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)A Fort Wayne woman will be getting $1,000 a week for the rest of her life after winning a Hoosier Lottery scratch-off game. Robin Holley purchased The Cash for Life ticket on July 4 at Columbia Pride in Columbia City, Ind.

Holley told officials with the Hoosier Lottery that her palms start to itch when she thinks she should buy a lottery ticket.

“You don’t really think it’s going to happen, but you really want to win,” Holley said. “I’m excited about this opportunity because it makes retiring in the future a much better prospect for me.”

Holley works for a non-profit group part-time.

From the Hoosier Lottery:

Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. Each fiscal year, the Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to local police and firefighters’ pensions, and $30 million to the Teacher’s Retirement Fund. In fiscal year 2012, $147.6 million in Hoosier Lottery earnings helped reduce the motor vehicle excise tax by 50 percent. 

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