KY resident comes forward as $1M Powerball winner

Posted at 4:04 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 16:04:45-04

OAK GROVE, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Kentucky resident out of Oak Grove has come forward as the winner of the $1 million ticket sold for Saturday night's Powerball drawing.

The winner, who wanted to remain anonymous, went to the Kentucky Lottery headquarters on Monday with family.

The ticket matched all five of the white ball winning numbers, but not the Powerball number. This ticket won the game's second prize of $1 million.

The ticket was sold at 101 Lotto, which is located on Fort Campbell Boulevard in Oak Grove. The store will receive a bonus of $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.

A member of the winner's family check the ticket Sunday morning after the drawing and realized it was the winning ticket.

"At first I thought they were kidding, but the five numbers on the ticket matched up. We just couldn't believe it," said the winner.

The winner hopes to use some of the funds for traveling and then plans to put the rest of it to work.

"This is a life-changing event and I plan on using this wisely," the winner said.