Man, 20, to use Hoosier Lottery winnings for college

Nicholas Dipatrizio, 20, is a Florida native and currently works in Indianapolis as a construction worker.

Nicholas Dipatrizio

Nicholas Dipatrizio (March 27, 2012)

Indianapolis

An Indianapolis man who won $1 million from a Hoosier Lottery scratch-off ticket said he plans to use his winnings to attend college. 

Nicholas Dipatrizio, 20, is a Florida native and currently works in Indianapolis as a construction worker. 

"It's a feeling you can't describe," said Dipatrizio to Hoosier Lottery officials. "A lot of financial stress is gone."

The Hoosier Lottery said Dipatrizio won after purchasing a “Lucky Millionaire” scratch-off at a south side Speedway. 

Dipatrizio said he plans to do three things with his winnings: buy a dependable car, give his mother $100,000 and pursue a degree in business at Seminole State College of Florida.

The “Lucky Millionaire” scratch-off offers 15 $1 million prizes.  Dipatrizio was the first player to claim a prize.  Hoosier Lottery officials said 11 instant $1 million prizes remain unclaimed at this time. 
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