Mary Howard of Lost Creek plays the Kentucky Lottery’s Cash Ball game on a regular basis, usually buying a $1 play for each drawing. Howard got the surprise of her life on September 19 when she found out she’d matched all five numbers to win the game’s top prize of $200,000.
“The store called me to let me know that they’d sold a $200,000 Cash Ball ticket on September 18. They told me that there were three of us that bought tickets at that store and that I needed to check mine,” Howard told lottery officials.
Howard immediately went to the store to check her ticket. When she scanned it using the self ticket checker, it informed her that she’d won $200,000. “I screamed ‘Yahoo’, and got very excited,” Howard said.
After leaving lottery headquarters with a check for $138,000 after taxes, Howard plans to buy a house and car.
Howard purchased her winning $1 quick pick ticket at Drew’s Mini Mart in Bonnyman. The store will receive $2,000 for selling the winning ticket.