Jeffersonville Couple "Tickled to Death" with $100,000 Win!

DenisonINDIANAPOLIS – A Jeffersonville couple are "tickled to death" about winning $100,000 from the Hoosier Lottery this week.  Roy Denison purchased a top prize winning ticket on the $100,000 Taxes Paid scratch-off game at Stop and Go Food Mart at 2402 Allison in Jeffersonville.  
As he claimed his winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis on Thursday, Roy Denison and his wife of 52 years, Martha, talked about their win in the context of their life together and the ups and downs they've shared.  They say this win is the latest turn in a faith-driven life full of ups and downs.
"It's a blessing, said Roy Denison. "We've had a bad year."
Denison is retired from the Kentucky Air National Guard.  He currently works part-time at Kroger. He underwent open heart surgery just four weeks ago.  Even with $100,000 in the bank, Denison has no plans to quit his job anytime soon. 
"My customers are asking for me. They want me to come back!" said Denison with a smile.
It's no surprise.  The Denisons are the kind of people you're glad you've met.
The Clark County couple moved to Jeffersonville from Owensboro, KY more than five decades ago when Roy was 16 and Martha was 18.  They worked hard all their lives and raised two children.  They say they are thrilled to be in a position to be able to use their winnings to help their daughter and grandchildren.
"It's a blessing.  It really is," said Martha Denison.  "There's no words to express how this feels." 
Since 1989, Hoosier Lottery players have won more than $7.6 billion in prizes. The Hoosier Lottery has transferred $3.7 billion to the state for the benefit of the citizens of Indiana.
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 Photo: Roy Denison claims his prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.
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