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Tuesday, April 04, 2017 7:00 am

Verbatim: Evansville man wins $300,000 on free Quick Draw ticket

Hoosier Lottery issued the following news release today:

INDIANAPOLIS (April 4, 2017) - An Evansville man wasn't sure it was real when he thought he won $300,000 on Quick Draw. It was real!

"I was at work, and I looked it up on my phone," Tim Ruston said. "Finally, I saw ten numbers matched. I thought, 'No way!'"

Tim matched 10 numbers on Quick Draw on Friday, March 24. He drove to Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis the following Monday to claim the prize.

After discovering he won, Tim immediately called his wife from work to share the good news.

Tim regularly plays his own lucky numbers on Quick Draw, but the $300,000 winner came from a free Quick Pick ticket from Circle S Mart, 11001 Highway 41 North in Evansville. He won the free ticket on a previous Quick Draw purchase. He stopped by Circle S after he thought he won, and an employee told him the store sold a $300,000 winner.

"I said, 'You're kidding me! That's me!'" Tim said, adding that's when he knew for sure the win was legitimate.

Tim plans to purchase a new pickup truck to replace the one he's been driving since 2002. He also intends to save.

Overall odds for Quick Draw are 1 in 9.1.