A Kentucky woman said she took her lottery luck as “a sign” when she scored a $200,000 lottery prize on the same day she retired.
The Floyd County woman told Kentucky Lottery officials she bought her $10 Tree-Mendous Winnings scratch-off ticket from the Double Kwik in Prestonburg on the same day that she retired after 36 years as a nurse.
The player soon found she would be starting her retirement with an extra $200,000.
“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.”
The winner visited lottery headquarters in Louisville and took home $142,000 after taxes.
The Double Kwik store was awarded a $2,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.