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Cynthiana man wins $1 million on $20 Kentucky Lottery Scratch-off ticket

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Jul 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-14 17:13:39-04

CYNTHIANA, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Cynthiana man has won $1 million on a $20 lottery ticket.

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, paid for a Kentucky Lottery Scratch-off ticket, Max-A-Million.

"I scanned it without scratching it off, and it said, 'Claim at Lottery,' so I knew it had to be something," the man said. "Then I scanned it at the self-ticket checker, and I saw $1,000,000. I went out to my car immediately and I was in tears."

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He says it was a real blessing for him and his wife.

Max-A-Million has an annuity payment top prize but the winner chose the cash option. After taxes, he walked out of lottery headquarters on Monday with a check for $595,177.

The Cynthiana man plans to take care of debt, purchase a house, and is already working with a financial advisor to save the remaining portion.

Apple Market #529 on East Pleasant Street in Cynthiana will receive $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.