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Kentucky man plans business purchase with winnings

Northern Kentucky Winner

Drawing Date: 8/5/2022

August 11, 2022 - A Northern Kentucky man (who wishes to remain anonymous) has stepped forward with the winning $1,000,000 Mega Millions ticket from Friday night’s drawing.

He arrived at Kentucky Lottery headquarters on Tuesday with the ticket after taking it to the Kroger on Dixie Highway in Erlanger (where he had purchased it) to scan it to see if it was a winner.

“I saw the message, ‘prize exceeds cashing limit.’ I really wasn’t sure how much it was for,” he said. He told lottery officials he heard someone from Kroger tell him they had sold a million-dollar ticket. “It’s me, maybe,” he told them. “I called the number on the back of the ticket, gave them the numbers and they confirmed it was the winner,” he said.   

His winning ticket for th August 5 drawing matched the five white ball numbers but not the Mega Ball to win the game’s second prize. He purchased a $20 ticket with 10 sets of numbers and chose to let the terminal pick his numbers (Quick Pick). It was the first set of numbers on the ticket (Line A) that won.

“It’s amazing, and to think I sometimes forget to check my tickets and misplace them,” he told officials.

He walked away with a check for $710,000, after taxes. He tells officials he’s looking to buy a business with his winnings.

Kroger will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.