A Radcliff woman, who declined to allow her name to be released, is paying off her home improvement loan after winning $100,000 on a Gold Rush scratch-off ticket, putting her one step closer to retirement.
According to a news release, the woman stopped at Max 007 Liquor Store in Radcliff to cash in a scratch-off ticket she had won at another store.
“I usually spend $20 and normally wouldn’t spend $30,” she said in a statement released by the Kentucky Lottery. Since she had won $10 on the previous ticket, the woman decided to buy the $30 ticket.
Later at home, she scratched off the ticket. The release said she told lottery officials she typically scratches off the entire ticket and then goes back to see if she has matched anything. It wasn’t until she looked at the last spot on the ticket she realized she had revealed the coin symbol, indicating she had won the prize automatically.
The prize amount located directly below was $100,000.
“I just started shaking. I put my glasses on so I could see better. I handed the ticket to my husband and asked, ‘Am I seeing this right,’” the woman said in the release.
After taxes, the Hardin County woman received a check for $71,000. She told lottery officials she plans to use the winnings to pay off the loan and put the rest away for retirement.
“I just said the other day I was trying to win the lottery so I can retire,” she said.