Game Name: CASH 5
Purchased City: Merrillville
Date Won: 11/16/2012
Amount Won: $77,651
Retired Merrillville steelworker hits $77,500 on Cash 5
Men, here’s reason number 77,500 to listen to your wives. It can pay off in a multitude of ways. Just ask Edgar Relf of Merrillville. The lucky Lake County man has an extra $77,500 in the bank because he listened to his wife when she urged him to purchase a Cash 5 ticket that ended up being the game’s first jackpot winner!
To be fair, Relf’s win wasn’t all his wife’s doing. While she encouraged him to try the new game, it was Relf’s selection of five of his favorite numbers that netted him the big bucks. All five of his chosen numbers matched the Nov. 15 winning numbers: 8-9-19-29-39.
“Those are some of my favorite numbers,” said Relf. “Eight is one of my regular numbers and then everything else I went with was a nine.”
Read more about Edgar's big win here.