April 13, 2011

Southern Indiana man wins Lucky 5 – twice!

FleenorINDIANAPOLIS –They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, but a Southern Indiana man is living proof that it does.  For the second time in less than three years, David Fleenor won a $50,000 prize from the Hoosier Lottery.  The Salem, Ind. man presented a winning  Lucky 5 ticket and claimed his prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters today.

Fleenor matched all five numbers, 7-8-12-19-28, in the April 11, 2011 Lucky 5 drawing.  He matched all five numbers in the January 5, 2009 drawing of the same game.

Both Fleenor’s  2009 and his current winning ticket were purchased from Sav-A-Step Food Mart at 8715 Highway 111 in Memphis, Ind. Both tickets were quick picks. While he isn’t superstitious about his numbers and plays quick picks, Fleenor pointed out that his most recent winning ticket was printed April 11, 2011 at 11:11.

Fleenor, who retired just days before he won in 2009, is taking his wins in stride. He has no elaborate plans for his winnings.

“I’ll just keep taking life easy. You’ve got to enjoy life,” said Fleenor.  “You never know what’s gonna happen.”

When Fleenor claimed his first prize back in 2009 he seemed to know he was going to win again.  At the time he told Hoosier Lottery Officials, "Somebody said to me, 'You gonna keep playing the Lottery?' and the answer is 'Yes!'" said Fleenor. "I plan to be back here with more zeros on the end of that check."

The Hoosier Lottery reminds players to always play responsibly, and to always sign the back of their tickets.

As with all Hoosier Lottery games, the net income generated from sales of Lucky 5 is turned over to the state. 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.



For more information, please contact Megan Wright at mwright@hoosierlottery.com or 317-264-4805.

Photo:  David Fleenor shows off his Lucky 5 winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters.


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