Some people say Friday the 13th is unlucky.
Kenneth Lebeda of Cassoplis, Mich., disagrees. He has $100,000 that says it is, in fact, a very lucky day.
Lebeda was on his way to Milan, Ind., with his fiancÃ©, April Fester, when they stopped for lunch at a McDonald’s in Peru, Indiana. While there, Lebeda purchased a Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off that made today a very lucky day.
Lebeda is an Iraq War veteran who works in law enforcement. He said the timing of the win couldn’t be better.
I’m retiring July 1 after 21 years in the Marine Reserves, said Lebeda. This is great timing.
Lebeda hasn’t had time to figure out exactly what to do with his winnings. He’s considering paying off his truck, a kitchen remodel and fixing up his ’95 Ford Mustang. He said he would like to leave some in the bank as well.
Lebeda is the first lucky player to claim a $100,000 top prize on the Hoosier Lottery’s new Cash Bonus scratch-off game.