April 30, 2013
$57,500 Cash 5 win makes for pretty good Monday
INDIANAPOLIS – A Greenfield man started his week off right thanks to a $57,500 Hoosier Lottery win. Terry Johnson’s Cash 5 ticket matched all five numbers in Sunday night’s $57,500 Cash 5 drawing. Johnson claimed his prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis Monday.
“This is the first time anything like this has ever happened to me,” said Johnson. “I didn’t think I’d ever win anything like this.”
Although he has practical plans for the bulk of his winnings, Johnson said he hasn’t ruled out having fun with a little bit of his winnings.
“I’m going to pay some bills and get my truck fixed,” said Johnson. “That’ll help out quite a bit. And I can take a vacation if I want.”
Johnson is a native of Greenfield and works in sanitation. The lucky Hancock County man purchased his winning ticket at Speedway at 815 W. Main Street in Greenfield.
The Greenfield retailer joins retailers in Hoosier cities of Batesville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Jasonville, Merrillville, Michigan City, Monterey, Monticello, Muncie, Remington and South Bend in selling jackpot-winning Cash 5 tickets.
The win also makes two in a row for the Speedway chain. A Speedway in Michigan City sold a $148,700 Cash 5 jackpot last week.
Johnson’s win is the 17th Cash 5 jackpot hit since the game launched Nov. 4, 2012. The nightly game averages more than 4,000 winners every night and costs just $1 per play. The overall odds of winning are 1 in 8.8. The jackpot starts at $50,000 and rolls, or increases, every night until it is hit.
Tonight’s Cash 5 jackpot is an estimated $52,500.
The mission of the Hoosier Lottery is to maximize net income for the state in a socially-responsible manner. In fiscal year 2012, the Hoosier Lottery generated $211 million in surplus revenue which was used to significantly reduce the motor vehicle excise tax for all Hoosier drivers and also supported the pension funds for retired Indiana teachers, police and firefighters. Player prizes for the fiscal year totaled $533 million and $60 million was earned by Indiana retailers on the sale of Hoosier Lottery products.
Since its inception in 1989, the Hoosier Lottery has produced more than $4.2 billion for the citizens of Indiana, $1 billion in commissions and bonuses for participating Indiana retailers, and has paid out more than $8.9 billion in player prizes.
The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly. Must be 18 or older to play. Gambling Addiction Referral Line: 800-994-8448.
For more information, please contact Al Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-264-4805 or Betsy Gutierrez at email@example.com or 317-264-4852.
Photo: Terry Johnson claims his Cash 5 winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis.