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$1 million lottery ticket sold in Winchester, one number short of $257 million jackpot

Mega Millions
Posted at 11:46 AM, Apr 21, 2021

WINCHESTER, Ky. (LEX 18) — The lottery winner of a ticket sold in Winchester will have to settle for a cool $1 million after coming up a Mega Ball short of a $257 million jackpot.

The winner matched all five white numbers on their Mega Millions ticket but missed the number on the final ball.

Kentucky Lottery officials say the ticket was sold at the Murphy Express located at 120 Codella Drive in Winchester.

In the meantime, the winner is advised to sign the back of their ticket and keep it in a secure location. The winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize, which has to be done at the lottery’s headquarters in Louisville.

“We’re looking forward to greeting Kentucky’s newest millionaire,” said Kentucky Lottery President and CEO Mary Harville.