LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Louisville woman matched all four winning numbers and the Cash Ball to win the game's top prize of $225,000 before taxes.
She stopped at her local Kroger on New Cut Road Saturday, Aug. 13 and was "pleasantly surprised" to discover she had won, according to Kentucky Lottery officials.
"The numbers came across the screen, and I was like 'huh, let's do that again'. I bet I scanned it three times," she said.
The winning numbers were: 4, 12, 18, 26 and Cash Ball 7. She had purchased two sets of numbers, matching the four white ball numbers and the Cash Ball number to win $225,000 in the Aug. 17 drawing.
"I was absolutely surprised. I never dreamed I would win," she said.
She told lottery officials she has been playing the same numbers for years. The numbers she chooses are significant to her as they are birthdays and ages of close family members.
She received a check for $159,785.50 after taxes on Monday. She told officials she is excited to be able to pay off bills.
Officials said the retailer that provided the winning ticket was Kroger L-350 on 5533 New Cut Road, they received $2,250 for selling the winning ticket.
This is the second top prize Cash Ball ticket sold within a week.
One ticket matched all the winning numbers in Saturday's Cash Ball drawing, also winning $225,000.
Redi Mart #21 in Danville sold that winning ticket and the prize was claimed earlier this week.
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