LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18 ) The $1 million Powerball ticket from Saturday night’s drawing has been claimed.
The winning ticket matched the five white ball numbers but not the Powerball to win the game’s second prize. The winning numbers were: 09-13-42-48-60 and Powerball 18.
A couple from Louisville, who wished to remain anonymous, presented the ticket at lottery headquarters first thing this morning.
The couple had stopped at the Circle K on Valley Station Road in Louisville Friday evening to purchase their tickets for Saturday night’s drawing. “We wouldn’t be sitting here if she hadn’t gone in to buy the tickets,” the Louisville man said. “We play when we can,” she said.
After going to a store to check their tickets, he was told after the clerk scanned the ticket that it was over $600 and too much for them to pay.
“I was sitting in the garage, when I pulled up the Kentucky Lottery app and began putting in my numbers. Next thing I knew, it read we’d won one-million dollars. I just sat in my car crying,” he told lottery officials.
After taxes, the couple walked out of lottery headquarters with a check for $710,002.84. Their ticket also matched the Powerball number on a different line, winning $4.
The couple said they plan to pay off debt and may plan a vacation with the winnings.