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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:38 am

Verbatim: Fort Wayne woman wins $155,555

Hoosier Lottery issued the following news release today:

INDIANAPOLIS (July 25, 2017) -- A third shift nursing home employee called her best friend crying tears of joy when she realized she won $155,555.

Shannon Sexton of Fort Wayne claimed her prize of $155,555 from a $5 Power 5s Scratch-off at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis on July 18. She bought the ticket at what she considers her lucky store, United Oil and Convenience, 437 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne.

Shannon bought the ticket on her way to work, scratching it before her shift started.

"I didn't believe it," she said. "I had to look at it 50,000 times."

She immediately called her best friend, telling her the good news through tears.

Shannon plans to put some of the prize money toward retirement. She also wants to help other people, including her adult daughter. As a fun splurge, Shannon plans to buy a video game system.

$5 Power 5s Estimated Overall Odds are 1 in 3.91.