Lottery winner sees green after playing inaugural scratch-off game

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by Maggie Ruper

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 10 at 10:24 AM

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) -- A Jeffersonville software developer instantly became $100,000 richer.

Jason Derlein won the money from a scratch-off ticket from the Hoosier lottery.

”I called my wife and she actually told me stop messing with her. She thought I was playing a prank on her. So, I took a picture of the ticket, sent it to her and it's all a blur from there,” Derlein said.

He plans to use the money to move up to a bigger home and start a college fund for his daughter, who turns one next week.

The "Winning in Spades" scratch-off ticket was sold at the Circle K on Eastern Boulevard in Clarksville. That scratch-off just launched on January 3. He was the first lucky player to claim a top prize.
 

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