A Kentucky nurse who worked on the front-line during the COVID-19 pandemic won $200,000 from a scratch-off ticket she purchased on the same day she retired.
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased a $10 scratch-off ticket from a Double Kwik in Prestonburg, Kentucky.
While at the store, the nurse of 36 years scratched off the ticket and discovered she'd matched the number 20 on the last row. She then scratched off the prize amount below the number, revealing the game's $200,000 top prize, lottery officials said.
"It was unbelievable," she said. "I had just retired that day. I saw this as a sign it was meant to be for me to quit working."
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Lottery officials said she drove to the lottery headquarters in Louisville last week where she received a check for $142,000 after taxes.
The Prestonsburg Double Kwik will receive a bonus of $2,000 for selling the winning ticket.