Princeton Kentucky Man Comes Forward to Claim $2M Lottery Prize

A Princeton, Kentucky man who wishes to remain anonymous, comes forward to claim a $2 million Powerball Prize.

Posted: Dec 30, 2020 9:35 AM
Updated: Dec 30, 2020 9:51 AM

A Princeton, Kentucky man who wishes to remain anonymous, has come forward to claim a $2 million Powerball prize.

The winner matched the first five ball numbers, to win the game's second-place prize.

Typically, the payout would have been $1 million dollars, but the winner chose to pay an extra dollar for the Power Play feature, doubling the prize to $2 million.

The retired Caldwell County man told Powerball officials that he's been playing the same set of numbers for several years. He said the winning combination he chose came from a movie where the main character wins the lottery with the same set of numbers.

After taxes are taken out, the winner will receive a lump sum check for $1,420,000.

The winning ticket was purchased at Max Fuel Xpress in Princeton, which will receive a bonus of $20,000 for selling the lucky ticket.

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