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 parents on vacation to Disney World.