Home Pay off Louisville man wins big in Kentucky lottery scratch card and plans to pay off his house | New

Louisville man wins big in Kentucky lottery scratch card and plans to pay off his house | New

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A scratch off lottery ticket means a paid house for a Louisville man.

In a statement, the Kentucky Lottery said the man claimed $200,000 he won on a $10 scratch and said he planned to pay off his house.

The winner wants to remain anonymous, but told lottery officials he hadn’t played in a while but decided to buy two of the $1,000 Loaded tickets at Circle K on Greenwood Road on Sunday night.

“I was scratching the first ticket when I came across a 10X symbol. I went to scratch the prize when I saw $2,000. I knew then I had won at least $20,000 he said. He then scratched another nine 10X symbols, winning $200,000.

“I called my son to come here and said, ‘Can you pinch me? Am I dreaming?'” After confirming the big win with his son, the man called his wife and told her he needed her to come home. She told him that unless it was an emergency, she couldn’t leave work. “I was dying of excitement,” he said.

On Monday morning, the man was at Kentucky Lottery headquarters to collect his winnings. After taxes, he walked away with a check for $142,000.

“I’m happy. I’m going to pay for my house today,” he told Lottery officials.

Circle K gets a $2,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

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