Second of three $1 million winners in Kentucky Powerball comes forward
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)- The second of three $1 million Powerball tickets from Wednesday night’s historic drawing has been claimed.
The ticket was brought to lottery headquarters late Thursday by representatives of a group of 11 coworkers from Paducah Public Schools. Lottery officials say they work for the McNabb Head Start Program and call themselves the “Tiny Tornadoes”.
Staff members, who had not played together prior to Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, each kicked in $5. They got 27 quick pick tickets, according to Kentucky Lottery.
After Wednesday night’s drawing the group says member Angel Lawrence checked their numbers from copies she’d made of their tickets. After finding the winning numbers on Twitter, she and her daughter saw they had a $1 million winner. They say Angel then called group member Tracy Leonard with the news – once they realized the tickets were at school in Tracy’s desk, they called and woke the school’s principal who met them at school that night so they could retrieve the tickets!
“It was emotional when they talked about what each of them were going to do with the winnings,” Tracy said. Angel told lottery officials that many of the group were always helping other people and that she’s thrilled this happened to them.
According to lottery officials, after taxes, each person will receive approximately $62,727.