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Hoosier Lottery gives away free Mega Millions tickets

The Hoosier Lottery will be adding to the excitement of Friday night's $312 million estimated jackpot by giving away 304 free Mega Millions tickets at three Central Indiana retailers.

By Kjerstin Ramsing

Fox59

4:38 AM CDT, March 25, 2011

Indianapolis

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What would you do with millions of dollars? Friday many are dreaming big.

The Hoosier Lottery will be adding to the excitement of Friday night's $312 million estimated jackpot by giving away 304 free Mega Millions tickets at three Central Indiana retailers.

"Pay off all my debt, invest some of it in a bar, and then take a trip to The Komodo Islands," says Clint Jones.

Others are dreaming big too.

Thomas Barela says, "I would donate 25 percent to a non profit (great tax write off) put 25 percent in CDs for my son, buy all my sisters a house and buy low and sell high!"

Last year, the Hoosier Lottery transferred $190 million to the state where it was allocated to teachers, police and firefighters, retirement funds as well as the Build Indiana Fund which ultimately reduces Hoosiers' license plate costs.

But no matter where the money goes, many Hoosiers are planning and plotting where they would spend their possible winnings.

"I'd set myself up so I could retire at 56, help my son and other people I love, set up college funds for my grand kids and two great grand kids, and a trust fund to help them live during college ... and start a dog rescue." says Janet Kimberlin.

The first 304 people at each location will receive a free shot at the jackpot courtesy of the Hoosier Lottery.

Times & locations:

6 a.m. - Circle K at I-69 and 96th Street Exit (7788 E. 96th Street in Fishers)
Noon - Silver Express at 10th & Country Club Road (8328 W. 10th Street in Indianapolis)
4:30 p.m. - Village Pantry at 86th & Ditch (1415 W. 86th Street in Indianapolis)