$1 million Ky. Lottery winner almost missed out on prize

VILLA HILLS, Ky. (AP) — A $1 million Kentucky Lottery winner almost missed out on her prize.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1i9OEnp) Patricia Pearson did not know she had a winning lottery ticket until nearly a week after the drawing. That’s when Lottery officials went to the AmeriStop Food Mart in Villa Hills where the winning ticket was sold for some routine security procedures. Watching the surveillance video, store manager Paul Gabis recognized the customer who purchased the winning ticket.

When Gabis called Pearson to tell her the good news, she was afraid he was calling for something else. She had put a sign up at the store to try to sell her condo and she thought he wanted her to take it down.

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

 

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