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Kentucky man wins $60,000 jackpot prize in state lottery's newest game

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Nov 28, 2022

(LEX 18) — A Kentucky man can now say he's the first winner in Kentucky Lottery's newest draw game.

After just five drawings, lottery officials say the Louisville man, who wishes to be anonymous, bought a winning ticket on Kentucky 5. He matched five numbers to win the $60,000 jackpot.

The man bought his ticket at a Kaders Market in Louisville.

"I wasn’t aware there was a new game until the clerk told me about it," he said. "I didn’t know how to play so he gave me a Quick Pick."

"I went back to see how much I had won when he (store clerk) said, 'Look, you won $60,000,'" the man continued. "I normally get excited but this time I was just calm."

After taxes, he walked away with $42,600. He said he plans to pay off bills and get his car fixed.

Kaders Market will receive a $600 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Kentucky 5 is a daily jackpot game only available for sale in Kentucky. The jackpot starts at $40,000 and if not won, rolls until there is a winner. The jackpot will then reset to $40,000.