Crown Point man wins $1M on scratch-off lottery ticket

2013-10-11T19:50:00Z 2013-10-11T21:46:09Z Crown Point man wins $1M on scratch-off lottery ticketTimes Staff nwitimes.com
October 11, 2013 7:50 pm  • 

A Crown Point man is $1 million richer thanks to a winning Hoosier Lottery scratch-off ticket.

"I immediately thought of my family," Rene Mendoza said in a statement issued Friday by Hoosier Lottery. "I can do a lot of things. I can buy a house."

Mendoza, a Nortrack employee and father of two, purchased the winning $80 Million Cash Spectacular ticket for $10 at the BP AM/PM at 5601 Lincoln Highway in Crown Point.

He claimed his prize Tuesday at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis.

Mendoza said the win will allow him to purchase a new home for his family and to take his two young children and his parentsĀ onĀ vacation to Disney World.

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