LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A woman in Dry Ridge, won the first $1 million prize from the Kentucky Lottery’s new game, the $50 500X Scratch-off ticket.    

What You Need To Know

  • A woman in Dry Ridge, Ky. won $1 million in the Kentucky Lottery

  • She purchased the ticket at a Fastlane location in Crittenden

  • The winning ticket is one of three in total

The woman, who wants to remain anonymous, bought the ticket from a vending machine at a Fastlane gas station in Crittenden earlier this month.

“After I won thirty dollars on a Jackpot Fortune ticket, I went back in the store to cash in my ticket. That’s when I noticed there was a new fifty-dollar ticket. So, I took my winnings and bought one of them (500X ticket),” she said. 

Players can multiply their winnings on the ticket. She first uncovered a “500X” multiplier symbol with a prize amount below of $1,500. Next to the “500X” symbol was a “100X” multiplier symbol, with a $2,500 prize. According to the lottery those symbols showed she won the game’s top prize of $1 million.

In a news release from the Kentucky Lottery, the woman wasn’t sure what she won. “Is that one thousand dollars? No wait, that’s one million,” she said. 

“I was in shock. I couldn’t sleep,” she said. The next day she drove to the lottery headquarters in Louisville, and walked away with a check for $710,000, after taxes. She says she will pay off her car and buy some land. 

The Crittenden Fastlane location will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.