LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lexington woman, who requested to remain anonymous, told Kentucky Lottery officials she rarely plays the lottery but is glad she did recently while stopping for gas.
That’s when she discovered she’d just won $100,000.
While putting gas in her car at Clark’s Pump-N-Shop #53 on Clays Mill Road in Lexington, she remembered she had a couple of Scratch-off winning tickets worth $40 in her glove compartment. She decided to buy a $10 ticket along with a $30 Gold Rush ticket with the winnings.
“I put the tickets in my purse and went home. I did a few things around the house and took a break to scratch off the tickets,” she said.
She started to scratch the Gold Rush ticket off when she saw she had matched the number 32 on the first spot on the second row.
“I thought at first I had won a hundred dollars but then quickly realized there were more zeroes.”
“That was amazing,” she said, once realizing she had won $100,000.
The Fayette County woman went to show her husband the ticket, who was sleeping.
“I woke him up and told him, ‘I just won $100,000!’ He said, ‘you did not.’ He looked at the ticket and then gave me a high five,” she said.
The winner received a check for $71,000, after taxes. When asked what she plans to do with her winnings, she told lottery officials she going to share it with her children, do some traveling and put some in the bank.
“It’s surprising when I see the amount in the bank. That’s when it sank in,” she told lottery officials.
Clark’s Pump-N-Shop will receive a bonus of $1,000 for selling the winning ticket.