winner stories

Kathy Podkul

Game Name: LUCKY 5
Purchased City: Laporte
Date Won: 8/15/2011
Amount Won: $50,000
Lucky 5 makes believers out of LaPorte couple

“You never think it’s going to happen to you,” said Richard Podkul of LaPorte as he posed with an oversized Hoosier Lottery check for $50,000. Think again. It can and it did happen.  Richard and his wife Kathy Podkul won $50,000 from the Hoosier Lottery playing Lucky 5. Richard Podkul is a steelworker. The lucky couple has two children in college and they plan to use their winnings to pay their children’s tuition.  Click here to read more of Richard and Kathy's story.


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