February 8, 2013

Previous Hoosier Millionaire Show winner wins again!

NeelyINDIANAPOLIS – For the second time in his life, an Indianapolis man has hit the Hoosier Lottery.  Danny Neely presented Lottery officials with a $128,000 winning Cash 5 ticket this morning.  It is his second big win.  In 1996 Neely appeared on the Hoosier Millionaire Show where he won $120,000.

Neely’s Cash 5 ticket matched all five numbers drawn in the February 7 drawing.  Those winning numbers are: 1-3-20-33-35.

Neely discovered his win at 3:00 this morning when he got up for work. The school custodian didn’t even wake his wife to tell her the good news.  He went on in to work and gave it a half day before heading home, showing his wife, Pat, the ticket and heading to Hoosier Lottery Headquarters to claim his winnings. 

At Hoosier Lottery Headquarters, Neely was in for another surprise. He walked in expecting to receive a $50,000 prize.  

But, that’s not what he got.  Cash 5 features a rolling jackpot that starts at $50,000.  Neely didn’t realize  how fast it had grown.  The great grandfather was more than a little happy to discover he had won $128,000!  

“I thought it was $50,000!” said Neely. “I’m shocked! I don’t know what to say! I like it! I like the way the jackpot grows!”

Neely beat odds of 1:575,757 to win the Cash 5 jackpot.  With overall odds of 1:8.8, Cash 5 features the best cash odds of any Hoosier Lottery draw game.  More than 4,000 winning tickets are sold for every draw.

Neely purchased his lucky Cash 5 ticket at Kroger at 1330 West Southport Road in Indianapolis.

The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly.

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.

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For more information, please contact Betsy Gutierrez at bgutierrez@hoosierlottery.com or 317-264-4852 or Al Larsen at alarsen@hoosierlottery.com or 317-242-8803.

Photo: Danny Neely of Indianapolis claims his winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters Feb. 8.

 

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