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Joe Kalinowski

Game Name: CASH 5

Purchased City: South Bend

Date Won: 6/10/2013

Amount Won: $669,663

South Bend man catches a $669,000 break

Stanley “Joe” Kalinowski is a hard-working, blue-collar kind of guy who works in Elkhart assembling cargo trailers. The 53-year-old caught one heck of a break recently when the numbers on his Cash 5 ticket matched all five numbers drawn in the biggest Cash 5 drawing in the history of the game.  

“I work hard,” said Kalinowski.  “I’m the example they use to push the young guys at work. I’m the one they point to and say, ‘See that guy, he’s 53 and he’s outworking you.’ I might not be able to quit work with this, but I can breathe a little easier.”

Even though he is hoping his $669,000 windfall will afford him the luxury of eventually easing off the physical work, he’s not really the kind of guy to rest on his laurels and take it easy.

“I say every day you should learn, laugh and get the ‘stuff’ scared out of you,” joked Kalinowski. “I want to do it all in life…well, except for about 10 things.”  Click here to read more about Joe and find out what is at the top of his life to-do list after winning the Hoosier Lottery.

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