Emotional Indiana man breaks down in tears after winning $250,000 from scratch-off ticket

According to the Hoosier Lottery, an Indiana man was brought to tears upon learning that he had won $250,000 from a scratch-off ticket.

Bradley Ficus, a resident of Jasonville, struck it lucky recently when he won the grand prize of $250,000 from an instant game called Platinum Payout tickets. Ficus purchased the winning ticket at the local Country Mart gas station in Jasonville.

According to the Lottery, Ficus purchases Hoosier Lottery scratch-offs whenever he needs to refuel his vehicle. One day, as he was driving home from work, Ficus noticed that his vehicle’s low fuel light had come on. Without wasting any time, he pulled over at Country Mart to refuel and decided to buy two $10 Platinum Payout tickets while he was there.

After arriving home, Bradley gave his girlfriend the opportunity to select one of the tickets to scratch. As they began scratching the tickets, Bradley’s disbelief suddenly erupted, exclaiming, “No way! This can’t be real!”

When Ficus presented the ticket to his girlfriend, she was astounded to discover that he had won the grand prize of $250,000 in the game. Despite initially believing it was a prank, she informed the lottery officials about the win.


Ficus admitted to shedding tears when he used the Hoosier Lottery app to scan his ticket and confirm his win.

Ficus informed the Lottery that he plans to utilize his winnings in various ways. Firstly, he intends to make a down payment on a house, fulfilling his dream of becoming a homeowner. Additionally, he wishes to purchase a camper, allowing him to embark on exciting adventures and create lasting memories. Lastly, Ficus plans to invest a portion of his money, aiming to secure his financial future.

What is Platinum Payout?

The Indiana Lottery offers a thrilling scratch-off game called Platinum Payout. With just a $10 investment, players have the chance to win a staggering $250,000.

What are the odds of Platinum Payout?

The chances of receiving a $10 Platinum Payout are estimated to be one in 3.76.

Where can you buy lottery tickets?

You can buy lottery tickets in person at gas stations, convenience stores, grocery stores, and even some airport terminals.

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An Indiana man couldn’t hold back his tears when he discovered that he had won a staggering $250,000 from a scratch-off ticket.

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