The Kentucky Lottery reports that a $1 million lottery ticket was claimed in Floyd County this week.
The Kentucky Lottery reported that a woman who wanted to remain anonymous claimed a $1 million prize from the “Break Fort Knox” scratch off game on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
The woman bought the winning ticket at Zip Zone #17, near the Floyd County Board of Education’s new central office location, the Kentucky Lottery reported.
The woman who bought the winning ticket told lottery officials she didn’t know what to think after scratching off the game’s top prize, a press release said.
“It’s life changing,” she said, and told officials she plans to pay off her debt and get a new car.
The store manager did not want to comment about selling the winning ticket, saying only, “I’m glad somebody won something.”
The store will receive $7,800 for selling the winning ticket.
The $20 Break Fort Knox scratch off game launched Sept. 5 and the winning ticket sold in Eastern was the second top prize claimed.
The first $1 million prize was claimed last week from a couple in Lawrence County, who bought their winning ticket at the D&J Tobacco in Louisa. That couple took home a lump sum of $780,000, or $276,190 each after taxes.
Kentucky Lottery reports there are four top prizes remaining in the game.