2005-12-28 14:32:48.0

Lucky Numbers Pay Off for Center Couple

Story Photo Leo Hummel of Center got to live his dreams when his lucky numbers matched all four numbers drawn in the Dec. 23 Evening draw for Pick 4. Hummel, 57, won $3,125 playing straight/box. Hummel said he and his wife, Sheila, have played their birthdays for a couple of years. He had stopped in to fill up his gas tank and decided to play using the playslips that were sitting on the dash. Those numbers ended up being the winning numbers. They were 4, 8, 5 and 3. Mr. Hummel said they have been playing the Lottery since it began in 1986. He said they always "play for the dreams." Even if he doesn?t win, Mr. Hummel said it?s fun to play just to think about what he would do if he won. The Hummels plan to "pay some bills and have some fun" with their prize money. The winning ticket was purchased at Casey?s, 201 E. Main in Perry.

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