WINGO, KY (KENTUCKY LOTTERY) – Things seemed to be going fairly normal for Lottery player Jessica Ballard as she was playing $5 Lil’ Lady Bingo online. She was having fun with the Instant Play game, when suddenly, ‘Congratulations! You have won $50,000,’ appeared on her screen.
“I don’t think it quite clicked for a while,” she said. Ballard’s disbelief was apparent when she told Lottery officials her first thought after reading the prize notice was, ‘Man. I sure hope this isn’t fake!’
Although it may have seemed too good to be true, Ballard really had won the game’s $50,000 top prize. Once she realized her win was real, she summed up her reaction by pointing to her T-shirt, which had an illustration of a pig with the words, “Oh My God,” written repeatedly.
After the excitement of her win, Ballard told Lottery officials she’ll continue to play the Kentucky Lottery’s Instant Play games and that she plans to use her winnings to help pay off bills.
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