Campbell Co. Man Wins $1 Million on Ky. Lottery Scratch-Off
An Alexandria man won $1 million playing a Kentucky Lottery scratch-off game.
The winner, who requested to remain anonymous, plays scratch-off tickets regularly. He said that he was feeling lucky on the day when he stopped at Alexandria Carryout to buy his tickets.
After winning $100 on a previous ticket, he decided to play the $20 200X ticket.
He’d never before played the game.
While scratching off the ticket, he discovered that he had matched the number 7.
After scratching the prize amount below the number, he revealed the game’s $1 million top prize.
“The clerk was shocked after he checked it for me. He suggested I scan it on the self-ticket checker just to be sure,” the lucky winner said.
He told lottery officials that he hadn’t slept until he claimed the ticket at lottery headquarters in Louisville.
The Campbell County man chose to take the lump sum payment of $914,000 rather than annual payments.
After taxes, he received a check for $648,940.
“I’m a simple guy and everything is paid for,” he said.
He told lottery officials that he’s trying to be smart about the winnings and plans to put most of it in the bank.
He also said some of the money will go to cover medical bills.
Alexandria Carryout, on Alexandria Pike, will receive a $9,140 bonus for selling the winning ticket.