Owensboro Man Wins $100K on Christmas Eve Scratch-Off

An Owensboro man had a memorable holiday season after winning $100,000 in a scratch-off ticket purchased on Christmas Eve.

Posted: Jan 8, 2021 3:19 PM
Updated: Jan 8, 2021 3:23 PM

One Owensboro, Kentucky man had a Christmas to remember after winning $100,000 on a Kentucky Lottery scratch-off ticket.

According to Kentucky Lottery, the Owensboro man, who wishes to remain anonymous, stopped in at the Valero on West 2nd Street in Owensboro on Christmas Eve to purchase a drink, when he decided to purchase a $30 Break Fort Knox Ticket.

“I was going to buy a $5 ticket but thought, ‘What the heck, it’s Christmas,” he said.

He went home, ate dinner, and sat down to scratch off the Break Fort Knox ticket when he discovered he had matched the number 6, which revealed the $100,000 prize.

“It was about halfway down on the ticket when I matched a number. I scratched off what I thought was a hundred dollars but went on to scratch off more to find out I’d won $100,000,” he told lottery officials. “Don’t know if I was just in shock but all I could do was stare at it for a while. It was unbelievable."

He plans to pay off debt and put some of the $71,000 he received after taxes towards his savings.

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