Unclaimed $1M lottery ticket sold in Prospect

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by Gene Kang

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 29 at 2:23 PM

PROSPECT, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Someone in Prospect has won $1 million but hasn't come forward yet to claim their cash as of Thursday afternoon.

The Five Star Food Mart on US Highway 42 in Prospect sold the winning ticket and will receive $10,000 for their store. The general manager says many construction workers and teachers buy lottery tickets every week.

At first, they thought their winning was a joke, but soon realized they will be getting some extra cash before the holidays.

"I'm excited! As a store I hope we can use it for remodeling maybe an upgrade to my store," Katie Day, General Manager at Five Star Food Mart said.

"Someone is holding on to a winning ticket literally worth a million dollars. They need to flip it over and sign it," Chip Holston with the Kentucky Lottery said.

The winner will receive a lump sum of  $690,000 after a 31 percent tax.

The largest Kentucky Powerball ticket was sold to a Georgetown couple in 2009. They won $128 million.


The winning ticket will have these white ball winning numbers: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29.
 

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