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Two $10,000-Winning Mega Millions Tickets Sold in Florence

Someone hit the record-shattering $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday night.

The winning ticket was sold in South Carolina.

But, a few people got lucky in Kentucky, including a pair in Northern Kentucky.

One $1 million winner was sold in Louisville, according to the Kentucky Lottery. That comes from matching five numbers but missing the Mega Ball. Four such tickets have been sold in the state over a 17-day period.

Meanwhile, two $10,000 winners were sold in Florence.

One such ticket was sold at the Sunoco station on Mt. Zion Road and another was sold at Brickhouse Pub N Grub on U.S. 42.

Proceeds from lottery sales in Kentucky go to college scholarship and grant programs. “Sales for this Mega Millions run have been tremendous,” said Kentucky Lottery president and CEO Tom Delacenserie. “Since this run started on July 27, through yesterday we sold $27.4 million in Mega Millions tickets. Normal sales for this period would have been $11.1 million.”

These funds go to initiatives such as the popular KEES scholarship program. Every dime of KEES money ever awarded in Kentucky has come straight from the sale of Kentucky Lottery tickets, and lottery proceeds also fund the need-based College Access Program, Kentucky Tuition Grants program, and other higher education initiatives. All told, more than $3.3 billion in proceeds have been provided to these programs in the past 19 years, the Kentucky Lottery said.

“We’ve had a great time during this Mega Millions run, and are excited to have yet another big jackpot brewing with tonight’s $620 million Powerball jackpot,” said Delacenserie. “Our mission of providing funds for Kentucky, best, brightest and most-deserving students to continue their education is one in which we take great pride. Although I’d love to be handing someone a four-foot-long check for the jackpot today, our students have won thanks to Kentuckians enjoying this game.”

-Staff report