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Parkers Lake woman wins $1 million in scratch off

By Greg Bird

Photo by Kentucky Lottery
Mindy Patrick, of Parkers Lake, was a $1 million winner after purchasing a winning $25 lottery ticket in Burnside last week.

The Kentucky Lottery has announced that a McCreary County woman is the latest winner of a million dollars after purchasing a winning scratch off ticket last week.
Mindy Patrick, of Parkers Lake, was the winner of the Millionaire Jumbo Bucks scratch off game with a winning $25 ticket she bought at Burnside Shell in Burnside Friday.
According to Lottery officials Patrick was convinced to buy the ticket at the suggestion of the store clerk.
“He told me, ‘You ought to buy this $25 ticket, that he’d seen some winners from it lately,’” Mindy said. Normally, she sticks to $5 tickets but thought, ‘Why not, she’d give it a try’.”
That chance conversation changed her life.
Mindy first scratched off the numbers on the ticket, hoping to find a match but instead revealed a “star” symbol, which indicates the prize shown is won automatically.
“I went back up to where the star was and started scratching off the prize amount, when I saw one million dollars. I was shocked. I didn’t believe it,” Mindy told lottery officials.
Next, she called her mom crying. “I’m buying a home,” she told her. “I’ve just won a million dollars!”
Patrick chose to take the cash option amount of $780,000 and received a check for $553,800.
Burnside Shell will receive $7,800 for selling the winning ticket.

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