Volume 52, Number 4

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, January 22, 2015

Stopping for juice turns into dough for Kentucky Lottery scratch-off winner

Stopping for juice turns into dough for Kentucky Lottery scratch-off winner Submitted by Kentucky Lottery
Willie Britt, 38, of Byrdstown, stopped off at Beaver Shell in Monticello Sunday morning after his seven-year-old begged him to buy him a Juicy Juice. While checking out he decided to buy a $1 Kentucky Lottery scratch-off, Hundreds of Dollars. Winning $10, he was just going to take the money but bought a $10 Jumbo Bucks ticket instead.
Scratching that ticket off, he matched the winning number, 27, to one of his numbers. Next he started to scratch off the prize amount underneath. “Usually I only win a free ticket but this time I saw $75,000,” Britt said.
“I just couldn’t believe it. I started shaking and handed the ticket to the store clerk to check. He was as surprised as I was,” Britt told lottery officials.
Next, Britt called his wife to tell her he had won but she didn’t believe him. “She asked me to put our son on the phone and I heard him tell her, ‘Mama, he won dollar sign – seven five – comma – zero – zero – zero,’” Britt said laughing.
The Pickett County man works for Stories Automotive in Byrdstown and plans to use some of the winnings to put towards a home. He also plans to buy something special for his son since he was the reason he stopped at the store.
Kentucky Lottery proceeds go to college grant, scholarship and literacy programs. The Kentucky Lottery has contributed more than $1 billion for need-based grant and merit-based scholarship programs since 1998. The KLC also contributes $3 million annually to adult literacy development and "Read to Achieve", an early childhood reading program. Since its inception in the 1989, the Kentucky Lottery has sent more than $3 billion to the Commonwealth.

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