Ohio man wins $200K playing Kentucky Lottery. This isn’t the first time he’s won big
An Ohio man with a lucky streak recently cashed in a $200,000 Kentucky Lottery prize — his second big win playing the state’s lottery games, according to a Wednesday press release.
Stacey Moore, from Franklin Furnace, Ohio, drives into Kentucky every day for work, and recently decided to make the stop to Clark’s Pump N Shop in Greenup, where he purchased a Bluegrass Blowout ticket for $20.
When none of the numbers matched, he thought he didn’t win anything, but when he turned the ticket around and saw a horseshoe symbol, Moore knew he had won the top prize.
“I went out of the store screaming,” Moore told Kentucky Lottery officials. “A lady even asked me if I was okay. I told her, ‘I couldn’t be better.’”
The overall odds of winning any prize on the game are 1 in 3.12, according to the lottery, but a vast majority of prizes are between $10 and $100.
His prize totaled $143,000 after taxes, and Moore said he’s going to purchase vehicles for himself and his wife with the money.
Clark’s Pump N Shop will win $2,000 for selling the ticket, according to the press release.
This isn’t the first time Moore has won big playing Kentucky Lottery, the organization noted in the release. In 2010 after a stop in Louisville, Moore won $40,000.
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