Someone in Louisville won $25,000 a year for life, according to the Kentucky Lottery
The Kentucky Lottery said a lucky player in Louisville bought a lucky ticket in Monday night’s Lucky for Life drawing, giving them $25,000 a year for life.
The player has not yet stepped forward to claim the second-place prize, but the winning ticket was sold in Louisville at Clifton 1st Liquor, 1904 Frankfort Ave., according to the Kentucky Lottery.
The winning ticket matched the first five white ball numbers but not the Lucky Ball in Monday night’s drawing in order to win the game’s second prize.
The winning ticket numbers are:
6 – 12 – 16 – 19 – 22 with a Lucky Ball of 2.
The retailer that sold the ticket also receives a nice gift in the form of a $5,000 bonus, according to lottery officials.
“We advise the winner to sign the back of their ticket immediately. We are currently asking winners to make an appointment to claim their prize by calling 800-937-8946 to schedule a time,” Kentucky Lottery officials said in a news release. “The winner has 180 days from (Monday) night’s drawing to claim their prize at Kentucky Lottery headquarters in Louisville.”
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Lucky for Life is played in 25 different states and Washington, D.C., with drawings held on Mondays and Thursday.
The $25,000 a year payout has a guaranteed minimum of 20 years and would become part of a winner’s estate if they passed away before that timeframe ended.
The payment is an annual sum of $25,000 before taxes, with second-place winners also able to choose a cash option instead of an annual payment.
The winning second-place ticket in Monday's Lucky for Life drawing was sold at Clifton 1st Liquor in Louisville, according to the Kentucky Lottery.
No April Fools’ Day joke: 2 Kentucky Lottery players win $25k for life
It was no April Fools’ joke: Two Kentucky Lottery players in Louisville won $25,000 a year for life on Monday.
The two winning tickers were both sold in Louisville and won the second prize in the Lucky for Life game, according to a news release from Kentucky Lottery.
As a result, the winners will receive a $25,000 a year payout for the rest of their lives.
WINNERS! Congratulations to all of the winners in last night’s drawing, including $25,000 a Year for Life prize winners in #Kentucky (2) and #[email protected]@sdlotterypic.twitter.com/VysRcqaAaN
One other winning ticket was sold in South Dakota.
The $25,000 payout before taxes has a guaranteed minimum of 20 years and would become part of the winner’s estate if they pass away sooner, lottery officials said.
Instead of the yearly payment, winners of the Lucky for Life second prize may also choose a one-time cash option of $390,000, according to Kentucky Lottery.
Kentucky Lottery officials have not yet heard from either of the winners.
The winners have 180 days from Monday night’s drawing to claim their prize at Kentucky Lottery headquarters in Louisville.
Lottery officials are conducting security checks Tuesday morning at the retailers where the lucky tickets were sold, and the names of the retailers will be released once the checks are complete.
The retailers will each receive a $5,000 selling bonus, according to Kentucky Lottery.
Lucky for Life is played in 26 different states, with drawings held on Mondays and Thursdays.
Players choose five numbers between 1 and 48 and then one “Lucky Ball” number between 1 and 18.
The top prize is $1,000 a day for life that is paid weekly. A ticket costs $2.
The odds of winning the second prize are 1 in 1,813,028, while the odds of winning the top Lucky for Life prize are 1 in 30,821,472.
The two winning tickets were sold at retailers in Louisville on Monday, April 1, 2019, according to Kentucky Lottery officials.