LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A northern Kentucky resident — who wished to remain anonymous — has claimed a $1 million Powerball prize from Wednesday night’s drawing.
Dixie Market in Florence, Ky. sold the winning ticket.
Line C on the ticket matched the winning white ball numbers drawn – 01, 05, 16, 22 and 54. This ticket though had the Powerball as 2, and the Powerball number drawn was 24. If the player had also matched the Powerball, they would’ve won the game’s top prize of $122 million.
According to the player, the clerk at the convenience store the winner frequents knew someone from his store had won the $1 million prize. “When I walked in, the clerk said ‘It was you, wasn’t it?’ I laughed and said ‘yeah, right’. I went over to buy a soda and scan my ticket. All of a sudden, the ticket checker tells me I have a $1 million winner!” said the player.
He added, “The clerk then said, ‘Now I know it’s you. You’re shaking too hard.’”
While claiming the prize, the winner’s fiancé asked if they could finally get a new mattress. The winner responded, “It’s possible.”
The Powerball jackpot for tomorrow night’s drawing stands at an estimated $137 million.