Scottsville woman wins $100,000 on lottery scratch off ticket
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Scottsville woman cashed in a winning $50 Kentucky Lottery ticket and bought a Gold Rush scratch-off, winning $100,000. She purchased the $30 ticket last week at Jr Foods on Scottsville Road in Bowling Green, according to a release from the Kentucky Lottery.
She left the store and made a couple of stops before going home to scratch-off the ticket.
“I can’t believe I left the ticket in my purse in the locked car,” she said. “I had no idea it was a winner at the time.”
Once home, she scratched her ticket off revealing a coin symbol on the first row of her numbers. The coin symbol indicates that the prize shown is won automatically. She went on to scratch off the $100,000 prize.
“I went blank. This couldn’t be real,” she said.
She called the lottery office to make an appointment for the following day. “I was an absolute nervous wreck waiting to cash it (ticket) in. That whole night, I was a wreck,” she told lottery officials.
After taxes, she walked out of lottery headquarters with a check for $71,000.
“It still hasn’t hit me,” the Allen County woman said.
She told lottery officials she didn’t have any immediate plans for the winnings.
“I’m going to try to act like it’s not there,” she added.
Jr Foods will receive a $1,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.