updated 2/26/2009 7:04:23 PM ET 2009-02-27T00:04:23

An Indianapolis couple beat the odds when they claimed their second $50,000 Lucky 5 Hoosier lottery prize. Elinor and John T. Phillips of Indianapolis claimed the prize Thursday, less than five years after Elinor Phillips won $50,000 on the same game in 2004.

Elinor Phillips said her heart fluttered when she heard the numbers for the Feb. 24 evening draw.

Phillips said she and her husband play Lucky 5 Evening regularly.

The retirees plan to use their winnings to pay down their mortgage. They say they will continue to play.

The Lucky 5 game offers two shots at the $50,000 prize for $1. Than Nguyen of New Castle and Oliver Matthews of Columbus hold the record for most Lucky 5 wins with four wins each.

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