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Sisters scratch off a big winner

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Clay County sisters Linda Stewart and Nancy Youngblood show off their $100,000 winnings from playing Hoosier Lottery scratch-offs recently. Courtesy Photo.
Two Clay County sisters recently earned $100,000 through chance.

Linda Stewart and Nancy Youngblood won the money through Hoosier Lottery. The two play together weekly in Hoosier Lottery scratch-offs, usually playing the newest games first.

Playing so much recently paid off as they won playing Hoosier Lottery's new game, Candlelight Cash.

Youngblood said they purchased the tickets two days after her birthday. She said they buy $20 worth of tickets each week and split the earnings.

"I just thought it's a fake, it doesn't happen to people like us," she said. "It hit me when the bank accepted the check. I thought this might be true after all."

According to a press release provided by Hoosier Lottery, Stewart was elated.

"Oh my gosh," Stewart said. "I couldn't stop saying that."

Stewart lives in Knightsville and had purchased the ticket from Seely-Mart, 9681 United States 40, east of Seeylville.

Youngblood lives in Brazil, and is a retired registered nurse.

"Oh my gosh is all I heard from her," Youngblood said.

Youngblood said they have won small amounts before and her sister won $10,000 two years ago off a ticket she purchased by herself. She said they always purchase four tickets.

However, when they purchased the $100,000 winner, they purchased two each because the tickets cost $10 each.

Youngblood said they plan to share their earnings with their families.

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i hope you take a trip to Hawaii or something cool!!!

-- Posted by ape1 on Wed, Nov 5, 2008, at 10:33 PM

Congratulations ladies!!! I hope you both do something nice for yourselves as you well deserve it!!!!

-- Posted by SURVIVINGMOM on Thu, Nov 6, 2008, at 5:05 AM

I don't know either one of you personally, but God does good things for good people. So, you both must be good people.

God bless you...

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Thu, Nov 6, 2008, at 6:45 AM

What a nice windfall! makesme want to buy a ticket and take the chance!

-- Posted by sassypants on Thu, Nov 6, 2008, at 10:03 AM

I am jealous..

-- Posted by ibclean76@yahoo.com on Thu, Nov 6, 2008, at 11:24 AM

Congratulation Aunt Linda and Aunt Nancy! You both deserve it!

-- Posted by dana67 on Thu, Nov 6, 2008, at 11:41 AM

Way to go Nancy!! Gail and Gloria say hi!!!!Remember the good old days at Rosewood!!!

-- Posted by tigger47834 on Thu, Nov 6, 2008, at 7:38 PM

Congratulations ladies. I now believe in miracles.They really do print a winner once in a while. I used to buy scratch offs but never won anything. The most I ever "won" was one dollar, which simply meant I got my own dollar back. When I was still buying scratch offs I used to tell the store clerk "I should save both of us some time and just throw a dollar in the trash on the way in".

-- Posted by Ventuno on Fri, Nov 7, 2008, at 6:39 AM




-- Posted by bnnttkm on Fri, Nov 7, 2008, at 7:51 AM

Sometime scratch pays off! I love to play scratch tickets. Last month my cousin gave me this really cool card from a company called Scratch Head Designs which makes specialty scratch ticket greeting cards. They hold the scratch tickets inside and come with a coin for scratching. He gave me 3 $10 tickets and I won $200 on one of them. It was a really funny card and a great gift. I am going to mail them out for christmas. You can check out their site at: www.scratchheaddesigns.com Happy scratching. Scratchlover

-- Posted by scratchlover on Fri, Nov 7, 2008, at 8:31 AM

Good Job!!!!!!

I am very happy for my favorite two aunts.Call me if you need any help spendings your winnings.

Your poor widowed nephew


-- Posted by Jmcshanog on Wed, Nov 12, 2008, at 6:28 PM

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