INDIANAPOLIS (WTWO/WAWV) – A Loogootee man won an estimated $788,500 in the Hoosier Lottery CA$H 5 jackpot May 6 drawing.
Dwight Cane, 61, works as a local postman in Loogootee. He claimed his prize at the Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in downtown Indianapolis a day after the drawing.
During an interview with the Hoosier Lottery, Cane said after his 84-mile postal route, he was exhausted.
“I had such a long day and if it weren’t for the CA$H 5 jackpot being so high, I don’t know if I would have gone in and bought a ticket,” he said.
He checked the winning numbers the following day. Cane said he thought, “My mind must be playing tricks on me…I probably refreshed the screen and checked my numbers 10 times. Once I saw the big, green ‘Congratulations’ message, I couldn’t believe it!”
Cane said he immediately told his nearest co-worker. She was elated and offered some sound advice, “Don’t lose your ticket!” Dwight decided to claim his jackpot prize right away.
He plans to use the winnings to fix up his 125-year-old farmhouse.
The retail outlet that sold the winning CA$H 5 ticket for the May 6 drawing is Chuckles Food Mart #3 located at 509 W. Broadway in Loogootee. CA$H 5 overall odds are 1 in 11.