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Man wins $148k Kentucky Lottery jackpot after realizing furnace was broken

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – Someone around WAVE Country’s luck just took a major turn, and they’re a lot richer after winning the Fast Play 50X THE CASH jackpot from the Kentucky Lottery.

The winning ticket was worth more than $148,000 and was sold at Sal’s Pizza on Lyndon Lane.

The Louisville man who won has already claimed his prize. The Kentucky Lottery has not revealed his identity, but Jennifer Cunningham, a spokesperson for the organization, said the winner’s furnace wasn’t working when he went to Sal’s to grab dinner Thursday. There, he played the game, won big, and now has plenty of cash to fix his broken furnace.

Sal’s Pizza will receive a bonus of $1,480 for selling the winning ticket.

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Someone around WAVE Country’s luck just took a major turn.

A $1 million Powerball ticket was sold in Kentucky

No lucky winner took home the $550 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday, but a $1 million ticket was sold in Kentucky, according to lottery officials.

Kentucky Lottery officials said the winning $1 million ticket was sold in Radcliff.

“Lottery personnel are now executing a series of security checks at the retail location, and as soon as those are completed the name of the store where the ticket was sold will be released,” Kentucky Lottery spokesman Chip Polston said. “We advise the winner to sign the back of their ticket immediately, and bring it to our headquarters on Main Street in Louisville for prize payment.”

The winning ticket was sold at Brook’s Market, at 1575 South Wilson Road in Radcliff. The store will be given $10,000 for selling the ticket, a lottery spokesperson said.

A Radcliff man came forward with the winning ticket later Thursday afternoon. His winning ticket matched the first five white ball numbers, according to a Kentucky Lottery statement, but not the Powerball. He spent $2 on the ticket and received a check for $710,000 after taxes.

Tickets that matched five out of the six Powerball numbers to win the $1 million prize in Wednesday’s drawing were also sold in Florida, New Jersey and South Carolina.

With no one around the country matching all six Powerball numbers to win the grand prize, the Powerball jackpot grows to an estimated $625 million, with a cash option of $380.6 million.

The new jackpot is the fourth largest in Powerball history and the seventh largest in U.S. lottery history. The next Powerball drawing is Saturday.

No one has scored the Powerball jackpot since December, when a New York ticket won an estimated $298.3 million.

In October, the Mega Millions prize mushroomed to $1.5 billion. A woman from South Carolina anonymously claimed the prize earlier this month.

Several Kentucky residents also won $1 million Mega Millions and Powerball prizes in the fall.

The winning numbers in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing were 10, 14, 50, 53, 63 and Powerball 21.

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The likelihood of winning the jackpot is 1 in 292,201,338, according to the Powerball website. About 1 in every 24.87 Powerball tickets sold wins a prize, starting at $4.

Winners typically have 90 days to a year to claim their prize, depending on the selling jurisdiction. Expiration dates are printed on the back of tickets.

Kentucky Lottery officials said the $1 million Powerball ticket was sold in Radcliff. The Powerball jackpot is $625 million for Saturday's drawing. ]]>