‘Last’ ticket pays off $500,000 for Winchester man

Robert Wolfe II with his winning ticket/Courtesy of Gasoline Alley

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Winchester man has won a half a million dollars after purchasing a Kentucky Jackpot scratch-off ticket.

Robert Wolfe II stopped at Gasoline Alley in Winchester this past Friday when he bought a $20 Kentucky Jackpot ticket from the vending machine.

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He didn’t win anything but that’s when he noticed it was ticket number 28 and that there was only one more ticket remaining in the pack.

“I always like to buy the last ticket,” Wolfe told lottery officials.

So that’s just what he did.

While scratching the ticket off in the store, Wolfe noticed on the last row he had matched the number 15.

“I started to scratch off the prize when I thought I had won $500 but as I kept scratching, there were more zeroes behind the five hundred,” he said.

“It was quite a shock,” Wolfe said.

He told lottery officials he hadn’t slept for three days.

“It’s been a long weekend,” he said.

“I’ve worked hard all of my life, so I never expected anything like this. This is a blessing,” Wolfe added.

The Clark County man drove to lottery headquarters in Louisville on Monday where he received a check for $355,000, after taxes.

“Everything is paid off.  I am debt free,” Wolfe told lottery officials.

“I’m tickled to death,” he said.

Gasoline Alley will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.